November 03, 2009
NYC Letter: The Cellophane Administration, Part IV
Day 287 of CHOPE
I ran for President pledging to change the way business is done in Washington and build a government that works for the people by opening it up to the people.
reminding us what people will say to get elected
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON EARMARK REFORM
WASHINGTON March 11, 2009 (White House)
BUSINESS AS USUAL
Nothing To See.
November 3, 2009 (LAT) - A short time from now Vice President Joe Biden will disappear again from the public eye.
Don't worry too much. It's nothing involving a hidden bunker, that anyone knows about at least.
We've mentioned here before the Veepster's proclivity for the same kind of private, which is to say closed to the press, which is to say secret meetings that his evil predecessor Dangerous Dick Cheney also preferred, despite denunciations by Democrats in Congress, where Biden had served since his current boss was 11 years old.
Funny coincidence too because today is the first anniversary of that 2008 election eve when Obama and Biden wrapped up their successful $750 million campaign for the White House promising change to believe in and historic governing transparency involving such things as no lobbyists [and here and this], publicly posting legislation [and here] days before signing and open meetings on C-SPAN.*
This is another busy day for Biden, full of speech-listening and lunch-giving.
... But the Biden schedule item that intrigues most today involves another one of his secret meetings, one that on the surface would not seem to require secrecy. It's the swearing-in of the president's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Not only that, it's the ceremonial swearing-in, meaning they're already been sworn in officially. This one is just for fun.
What kind of Democratic arts projects require secrecy?
Known by hand and sign.Posted by Damian at November 3, 2009 11:45 PM