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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Identify them.

    Oh, wait, never mind, we don't want to be reading all night.

    List what he's done right.

    One word should cover it.

    "Nothing".
    Funny, I listed several in the very post you quoted. It's not my fault you can't read.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    The New York Times > Log In

    This is a well know fact it's the door in the Treasury building that leads tot he tunnel that connects the West Wing to the Treasury . This how all national Security folks enter and leave the west Wing has been since LBJ.
    And they are not on the guest list? Because it doesn't say that in the article. My understanding is that it is complete listing of all visitors and people with business in the west wing durning the day. So, what they're looking for is the names that aren't in the daily briefing. I'm saying, I understand why all those names can't be released without review.

    And I'm saying that this story, IMO, in no way discounts the efforts toward more transparency. In fact, if you read the story, they're still looking into this--making it even more a non-story.

    Executive privilege is something that we don't like or support when it's not a Prez we support in office. But people who understand the legal term, privilege, understand the need for confident communication in order to effectively do business.

    On specific issues, specific visitors -- Congress can push the issue and get the info. But anyone who thinks we would be better served by having all privileged and confidential meetings in the West Wing exposed is, IMO, not very realistic.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Funny, I listed several in the very post you quoted. It's not my fault you can't read.
    You posted the word "nothing" several times in your post? Funny, I missed that. What did ya do, go back and edit it?

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Back when nobody paid attention to who visited the White House, it didn't matter if the record was public.
    Imagine this plausible scenario....the President is considering covert military action. He wants to talk to experts on the region. If these experts are on record visiting the White House, it will be obvious what the President is up to, because there is no other reason they would be there. Sure, he can meet them somewhere else, but why should he? I'm just saying, there are good reasons not to make the list of White House visitors public.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Back when nobody paid attention to who visited the White House, it didn't matter if the record was public.
    Imagine this plausible scenario....the President is considering covert military action. He wants to talk to experts on the region. If these experts are on record visiting the White House, it will be obvious what the President is up to, because there is no other reason they would be there. Sure, he can meet them somewhere else, but why should he? I'm just saying, there are good reasons not to make the list of White House visitors public.
    Thank you.

    I don't understand why this is so difficult. The amount of documents that have become available since Obama took office and the partisan hacks want to glom onto this nothing story.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    "All those documents"
    Seem to be made out of the same material as the Emperors New Clothes.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    "All those documents"
    Seem to be made out of the same material as the Emperors New Clothes.
    The "Emperor" has achieved more than a few notable accomplishments in the short time he has been in office. Despite the intransigent resistance of bigots and right wing extremists, America is recovering its reputation in the world thanks to The Messiah.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Even Keith "The Communist" Oberman was not happy with this.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Yep folks so much for Hope and Change didn't Mr, Obama stated that his White House would be the most open and transparent in History.
    Obama has only been in office about 5 months, so it's a bit early for judging how transparent his term will be. As for Hope and Change, that's a matter of perspective. Being an Obama supporter I didn't vote for him for Hope, but I did vote for Change, and I got exactly what I expected.

    Hmmm guess that all went out the window on Jan. 21 2009 so all of you who voted for Mr. Obama care to comment on this or spin it in the way you feel needed.
    Who is putting the spin on this situation is a matter of opinion I suppose. I see the spin coming mostly from his critics who usually jump at the chance to critize everything he does anyway, so the outrage over this issue is no surprise because it's so predictable. Transparency will be more evident at the end of his term than at the start, and even then, I won't view it through the eyes of his critics, or the because of the views of special interest groups.

    The issue of complaining about a guest list seems a bit trivial to me.

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    Re: White House Blocks Access to Visitor List

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    White House Blocks Access to Visitor List - Political News - FOXNews.com

    n a move that puts a cloud over transparency, White House officials are blocking access to the lists of the names of visitors to the White House.

    The practice, carried over from the Bush administration, argues the public does not need to know who comes calling at the Executive Mansion, even for policy purposes.

    "We are deeply disappointed," said Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington spokeswoman Anne Weismann, whose group is suing to get the records.

    "The president, who has committed his administration to transparency and accountability, now takes the position of the Bush administration that the public is not entitled to know who visits the White House. These are not the actions of a pro-transparency administration," she said.

    Yep folks so much for Hope and Change didn't Mr, Obama stated that his White House would be the most open and transparent in History.

    Hmmm guess that all went out the window on Jan. 21 2009 so all of you who voted for Mr. Obama care to comment on this or spin it in the way you feel needed.
    CHANGE......you can't believe in!

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