by Warner Todd Huston | March 18, 2010 12:12 pm
Remember how Obama stomped across the country between 2004 and 2009 saying that the Bush administration was the “most secretive administration ever”? Remember how he assured us that if HE won the presidency he’d have the most “transparent” administration ever?
About both point.
As Andrew Malcolm of the L.A. Times notes, Obama has denied by half again as many as FOIA requests as Bush that has been presented to his “transparent” administration to fulfill.
That’s right, Obama has upped the denials of freedom of information requests by 50% over Bush’s rate. So much for that new “transparent” administration Obama promised.
As Malcolm reports, “An Associated Press examination of 17 major agencies’ handling of FOIA requests found denials 466,872 times, an increase of nearly 50% from the 2008 fiscal year under Bush.”
Unbelievable. This liar didn’t even try to fulfill his promise to have a presidency more open to public scrutiny!
So, yes, he lied about both points. Bush’s administration isn’t the “most secretive administration ever,” and Obama won’t have the most transparent administration ever.
Barack Obama truly is an Aliceite.
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