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Obama scores well for first year on ethics, say watchdog groups
The Hill ^ | 12/27/09 | Kevin Bogardus

Posted on 12/27/2009 6:32:31 PM PST by Nachum

President Barack Obama scores well among ethics watchdog groups in his first year in office, though they’d still like to see more from the president.

Obama has wielded the power of the White House to craft an executive order that limited lobbyist hires in his administration, push federal agencies to share more of their data with the public and begin releasing visitor records for the executive complex on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ethics; first100days; obama; scores; watchdog; wheresthecertificate; whersthecertificate
Obama wins the most applause for putting senior aides in place whose primary job is better ethics and transparency in the federal government. The appointees include Norm Eisen, Obama’s Harvard Law School classmate and the administration’s ethics czar who is stationed in the White House Counsel’s office; Beth Noveck, the deputy chief technology officer who is leading the Open Government Initiative; and Vivek Kundra, the chief information officer.

Sorry, I forgot the "barf alert"

1 posted on 12/27/2009 6:32:35 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 12/27/2009 6:33:40 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Obama scores well for first year on ethics, say watchdog groups

The hooker with the heart of gold?
3 posted on 12/27/2009 6:34:05 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Nachum

Solid B plus.


4 posted on 12/27/2009 6:34:37 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Nachum

Except that he lies nonstop and spends other people’s money like a drunken sailor while putting in a minimum number of hours of work on a full-time salary while blaming everyone else and throwing others under the bus while actively seeking to destroy the nation from within.

But other than that, he’s great.


5 posted on 12/27/2009 6:35:39 PM PST by scott7278 (Obama, Klaatu barada nikto!)
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To: Nachum

Parently them dawgs got glaucoma, and a scrip.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 6:35:39 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: Nachum
Obama has wielded the power of the White House to craft an executive order that limited lobbyist hires in his administration, push federal agencies to share more of their data with the public and begin releasing visitor records for the executive complex on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

the only truth here, is, he signed an executive order
7 posted on 12/27/2009 6:38:00 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Nachum

Lord have mercy

ROFL

What a freakin joke


8 posted on 12/27/2009 6:38:28 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: scott7278
Except that he lies nonstop and spends other people’s money like a drunken sailor

Drunken sailors spend their own money, not other peoples' money.

9 posted on 12/27/2009 6:38:48 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Nachum

Must be the same “ethic” outfits who believe that infanticide is OK if the baby is disabled or inconvenient to you.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 6:41:49 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Nachum

You’re kidding, right?


11 posted on 12/27/2009 6:42:17 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: sionnsar

So true, drunk sailors are getting a bum rap when compared to obama!


12 posted on 12/27/2009 6:42:28 PM PST by packrat35 (Democrat Healthcare is a 9-11 Attack on the Constitution)
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To: Nachum

“ethics watchdog groups”

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
All the cops have wooden legs

And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth

And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs
The farmers’ trees are full of fruit
And the barns are full of hay
Oh I’m bound to go
Where there ain’t no snow
Where the rain don’t fall
The winds don’t blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.


13 posted on 12/27/2009 6:43:15 PM PST by tumblindice (Another Wild Wookie Weekend comes to an end)
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To: Nachum

I really don’t know how this was written with a straight face. Seriously, over half his senior aids were tax cheats.


14 posted on 12/27/2009 6:44:27 PM PST by packrat35 (Democrat Healthcare is a 9-11 Attack on the Constitution)
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To: Nachum

Really, is being a liar ethical? Or is being just a natural born sneak, cheat and liar have to be proved first?


15 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:58 PM PST by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: sionnsar

He is truly the greatest liar in the history of Presidents. 1.”No ear marks” 2. “transparency” 3. “no increase in deficit in health care” 4.”reach across the isle” 5 “bring our Nation together”. This lying sack of crap is a disgrace to the office and dark hour in American history. This nightmare will end at the ballot box if we can simply find a leader.


16 posted on 12/27/2009 6:48:18 PM PST by catarac
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The author should change his name to Kevin BOGUS. What a POS. The Obama administration is full of crooks, commies, and crazies, and that’s just the czars and czarinas.

Loaded with ex-lobbyists, tax-cheats, global-warming nuts, communists, children of communists, including the son of a Soviet agent of influence, all other kinds of security risks, and a child pedophilia promoter.

Transparency? Attended any big issue meetings lately? And I’m talking about Republican congressmen, not the public.

The Hill is made of horse manure and its writer is BOGUS.


17 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:05 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Pffffffffffft ... first google hit.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/

Project on Government Secrecy (Federation of American Scientists)

The Project is directed by Steven Aftergood and is supported by grants from the Open Society Institute, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Herb Block Foundation, the HKH Foundation, the CS Fund, and the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust.


18 posted on 12/27/2009 6:50:51 PM PST by maggief
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To: Nachum
Obama scores well for first year on ethics, say watchdog groups

n/p...the title said it all, they're (all) brainless twits.

19 posted on 12/27/2009 6:52:13 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voter: "Welcome to 'MY' DeathCARE ® Plan"...Sucker! ...now just die. :^)
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To: Nachum

The last sentence in the article says...

Don’t let the fact that you are being stroked take away your sober judgment. Let’s see what is accomplished,” McGehee said. “The taste of that nice wine may be great but don’t drink the whole bottle.”

Seems to me McGehee drank the whole case of wine!


20 posted on 12/27/2009 6:52:19 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne)
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To: Nachum
This steaming pile of crap merits a three-fer:

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21 posted on 12/27/2009 6:52:33 PM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: Nachum

“After the last eight years, it is refreshing to see a president, through his rhetoric and action, who understands the way that the system works is a problem. That just a great place to start with,” said Meredith McGehee, policy director for the Campaign Legal Center.

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Meredith McGehee just lost any credibility she had!

Formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Lobbyist for Common Cause. McGehee has been recognized as one of the top nonprofit/grassroots lobbyists in Washington.

Prior to joining Common Cause, McGehee was Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Lane Evans of Illinois and a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Dante Fascell of Florida (both Democrats). She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa

http://tinyurl.com/yjzqxjn

She also serves as Program Director for Americans for Redistricting Reform, a coalition launched by the Legal Center. In addition, she is the principal of McGehee Strategies, which specializes in public interest advocacy campaigns. McGehee is the former President of the Alliance for Better Campaigns, a public interest group that sought to put meaning back into broadcasters’ statutory obligation to serve the public interest.

http://tinyurl.com/yha63kh

MCGEHEE STRATEGIES is led by Meredith McGehee, an experienced public policy strategist who has been recognized as one of the top public interest lobbyists in Washington, DC and has planned and managed a range of programs recognized for their effectiveness — often culminating in victories against great odds.

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Can we please cut the crap with these so-called ‘non-partisan’ tax exempt groups when all they are doing is avoiding paying taxes!


22 posted on 12/27/2009 6:53:01 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Nachum
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23 posted on 12/27/2009 6:53:05 PM PST by Canedawg (Merry Christmas)
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To: Nachum

THIS IS A JOKE, RIGHT???


24 posted on 12/27/2009 6:59:30 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Nachum

Approves.

25 posted on 12/27/2009 7:00:36 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Nachum

God, they used the Clinton scale.


26 posted on 12/27/2009 7:03:48 PM PST by ully2 (ully)
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To: maggief

And the Pew Charitable Trust (”A Flatulent Feedlot Cow Killed a Polar Bear Today!”) is involved as well.


27 posted on 12/27/2009 7:06:12 PM PST by tumblindice (Another Wild Obama Wookie Weekend, thanks to raising the debt ceiling to One Million Billion Trilli)
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To: Nachum

I JUST CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE!!!!!!! Enough with the B.S. MSM


28 posted on 12/27/2009 7:09:21 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Nachum

????????????????Firing Walpin?????????? flag.gov??????????? Anita Dunn bragging about “managing” the press and his image??????????? What drugs is Bogardus on????????? Fake birth certificates????Resigning cybersecurity czars from the White HOuse and Homeland Security???????? Rahm threatening Joe Wilson and other COngresscritters????????? White House resignations of Butts and Gregory????????????


29 posted on 12/27/2009 7:09:26 PM PST by browniexyz
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To: Nachum
Apparently bold-faced lying is not a breach of ethics....


30 posted on 12/27/2009 7:10:17 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: sionnsar

Like a drunken pirate?


31 posted on 12/27/2009 7:11:55 PM PST by scott7278 (Obama, Klaatu barada nikto!)
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To: Nachum

This is also the first guy that communicates privately with Gawd knows who, without a trace since...Coolidge? Probably forever, since Presidential papers, and letters have been filed. His usage of a Blackberry should not even be allowed in a free society. What he says, and hears about policy....about nearly everything, should be available for future generations, and the perusal of his peers .


32 posted on 12/27/2009 7:15:20 PM PST by runninglips (All that is necessary for evil to triumph is Republicans to act like Liberals)
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To: Nachum

This is also the first guy that communicates privately with Gawd knows who, without a trace since...Coolidge? Probably forever, since Presidential papers, and letters have been filed. His usage of a Blackberry should not even be allowed in a free society. What he says, and hears about policy....about nearly everything, should be available for future generations, and the perusal of his peers .


33 posted on 12/27/2009 7:15:37 PM PST by runninglips (All that is necessary for evil to triumph is Republicans to act like Liberals)
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To: Nachum

Our ethics watchdogs at work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B72fbXDQ7Lg&NR=1


34 posted on 12/27/2009 7:18:19 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Nachum
Stalinist ethics, no argument.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 12/27/2009 7:20:09 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: kcvl
Wow, McGehee should be moved up to the front of the line when the Traitors are led to the Gallows.

They can put her between Obozo and Rahm.

What a tool...

36 posted on 12/27/2009 7:21:44 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Election 2010. No RATS, No RINOS...)
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To: Nachum
Obama scores well for first year on ethics ethnics, say watchdog groups

Fixed.

37 posted on 12/27/2009 7:22:00 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Nachum

Yeah sure he scores high on ethics...it’s his czars ya have to watch out for.


38 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:36 PM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: Nachum
I declare myself a "watchdog group" and I say that in one year, he has become the most corrupt administration in our history. Chicago style politics brought to the nation. Most of those who voted for the scoundrel didn't expect the pick pocketing of all Change from their purses. Fraud has a new name and it is Barry Soetoro, or Barack Husseing Obama, or whatever his real name is.

BTW, we still don't know which of over a hundred social security card numbers he has used in his life, is his real one. This dog just can't get it's teeth on the real number.

39 posted on 12/27/2009 7:53:05 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Nachum

Barf, indeed. This administration is the most thuggish I can remember, and I’m 56!


40 posted on 12/27/2009 8:09:25 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Nachum

41 posted on 12/27/2009 8:15:17 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: Nachum

Is this a sick joke?


42 posted on 12/27/2009 8:34:31 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Nachum

Just who the hell are these people????


43 posted on 12/27/2009 9:00:02 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Nachum

A year of pathological lying isn’t “scoring well in ethics”. Nope. Sorry.


44 posted on 12/28/2009 4:39:03 AM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: Nachum
Obama scores well for first year on ethics, say watchdog groups

WTF?! Did I fall through the looking glass over the weekend?

45 posted on 12/30/2009 2:14:52 PM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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