The PJ Tatler

Openness?

According to a Washington Post story, the Obama administration, after promising more “openness” in government, denied more than one-in-three Freedom of Information Act Requests last year. Among the other little nuggets was this gem:

The Obama administration even censored 194 pages of internal e-mails about its Open Government Directive that the AP requested more than one year ago. The December 2009 directive requires every agency to take immediate, specific steps to open their operations up to the public. But the White House Office of Management and Budget blacked-out entire pages of some e-mails between federal employees discussing how to apply the new openness rules, and it blacked-out one e-mail discussing how to respond to AP’s request for information about the transparency directive.

Clear as mud…