Skip to comments.Obama gets openness award in private
Posted on 03/31/2011 1:06:51 PM PDT by quantim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama accepted an award for making the government more open and transparent - presented to him behind closed doors with no media coverage or public access allowed.
The discrepancy between the honor and the circumstances under which it was delivered bothered open-government advocates in attendance, they said Thursday. They were even more perturbed when they discovered later that the meeting hadn't even been listed on Obama's public schedule, so there was no way for anyone to know about it.
"To have such a meeting not be transparent is the height of irony. How absurd can that be?" said one participant, Gary Bass, executive director of OMB Watch, which keeps tabs on the White House Office of Management and Budget.
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I thought this was another satire article by John Semmens.
If one receives an award and there is nobody around to see it, did it make a sound
Someone gave Øbama an award for having an open and transparent government?
Well, next thing you know, they’ll open up a box of Cracker Jack and hand the Obozo a Nobel Peace Prize.
If this isn’t a joke than the world is really sick & needs to ends.
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength.
Wikileaks makes government more open.
The irony is so thick it is ironic.
Oh it’s no joke, Rush was talking about it a number of days ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama accepted an award for making the government more open and transparent - presented to him behind closed doors with no media coverage or public access allowed.
I imagine the sheer lunacy and hypocracy of this award embarrasses the hell out of the White House. But what can they do? If they turned it down, the news would leak out and embarrass them even more. If they invited the MSM to cover it, they would be the laughingstock of Leno and Letterman for days.
An award of an open and transparent government? Heh, heh. Must be a brain dead liberal. Or a smart and devious right wing group.
30 years ago, if someone wrote a book of all the things this ignorant doofus has done, they would have been laughed out of the editor’s office........
Yeah, like a month or so ago.
That’s funny too!
LOL! Love the picture on the wall.
OK, I read the article. It was JOURNALISTS that gave the Usurper this award.
That answers my question. It WAS from brain dead liberals.
And - funnier still - they got no news from this made for the news event?
Ha ha ha ha!!!
This is terrible! I think everly news agency in the world ought to cover this. This is an OUTRAGE!! Why, everyone knows the Obama Regime is the most open and transparent in all the history of all they world.
Why, Obama ought to pre-empt prime time tonight in formally accepting this kind and gracious award. He deserves, it!
I think he and TOTUS could speak for an hour or so about how open and transparent they are. After all, JOURNALISTS have said so!
I would have thought that he was the only one there.
I think it’s time for the Nobel Prize Committee to make Obozo the first person in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize twice in a row!
It's ironic that liberals don't get irony even when they engage in it. They need irony supplements in their diet.
Well in 585 days he will be planning his POTUS library in Chicago, maybe we’ll see the plaque then. It’s probably made of something opaque, too.
Well considering there is talk of taking his first Nobel Prize away for bombing Libya, that would be some feat!
ROTFLOL What a joke. They think this will make us mad. No; because we know why they are doing it. What it will do is show what mind numbed fools they are.
“...the most open administration in history...”
Outstanding. It’s getting harder and harder for satirists to beat this administration to new heights of absurdity.
Obama is not normal.
I would actually like to see him be the first person in history forced to return a Nobel Peace Prize because of fraud....
This is the season for April Fools jokes. I wonder if this story was planted by Media Matters in the hopes that conservative groups would run with it. I never heard of the source.
“Winning The Future” and “Kinetic Military Action”. The guy is a joke.
No joke. I’ve heard Rush talk about this. This is a result of his plunging popularity. If his popularity was soaring to meteoric heights, Obama would be bragging about it in a nationally televised address.
Yes, but it's humanitarian bombing.
I believe the term is, "humanitarian chemo-kinetic events."
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