“The president has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and openness that is greater than any administration has shown in the past.” — Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary
And then in one of the great ironies of the week, Obama receives the award behind closed doors.
Excerpted from “Not a secret anymore: Shh! Obama gets anti-secrecy award” By ABBY PHILLIP, “Politico 44” (blog), Politico, 03/30/11 4:17 PM Updated: 03/31/11 2:35 PM
President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday. …