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Friday, January 23, 2009

UPDATED: Pres. Obama Issues Open-Gov't Executive Order

President Obama is making open government and transparency a priority. We hope he keeps these commitments. No offense to him, but we've been burned by politicians (in both parties).

UPDATE: Here is a Seattle Times editorial on the topic.

President Bush was horrible on transparency so hopefully President Obama will be better. However, we are cognizant of the ins and the outs often having different perspectives on openness depending on whether they are in power or out of it. Now that the "ins" and "outs" have switched places, maybe positions will too. Who knows.