Thursday, March 31, 2011

Maybe the guy just enjoys getting awards for things he didn't do.

Okay, first he gets the Nobel peace prize forty seconds after the election, before he even had a chance to break any of his campaign promises about ending the wars - and certainly before he got us all into a new one for no very good reason.

Now he gets a prize for transparency in government. Oh, wait - you didn't hear about that? No reason you should have, I suppose...
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.

The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool.


Kevin Wilmeth said...

No way this could pass for fiction. Nobody would buy it.

"Sure, we're both using English words, but we are not speaking the same language."

Carl Bussjaeger said...

Nobel Peace Prize: Continues to prosecute two undeclared wars. Launches major cruise missile and air assault against a third country without even talking to Congress.

Transparency Award: Press barred.

What's next? Slapping TS/SCI labels on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?

Kevin Wilmeth said...

Who knows, Carl, but trifecta status has already been reached. Just one possible candidate for the third one is here:

"As senior Obama administration officials discuss prosecuting Julian Assange, and as Sen. Joe Lieberman suggests the New York Times should be investigated for espionage, the U.S. State Department puts out a press release celebrating World Press Freedom Day."

Carl Bussjaeger said...

Hey, Kevin,

Trifecta? Let's go all out. How 'bout the administration calling for new rules and laws to "stop the flow of arms to Mexico" as the ATF _facilitates_ gunrunning?

Or backtracking a little, the "transparency" admin assigning people to block DoJ FOIAs.


We could go on all day.


Anonymous said...

Damn, this is just getting downright funny. I thought the whole 'physically locked a reporter in a closet' was crazy enough but it just keeps getting better and better.