Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fancy, new, more transparent government

I'm liking the new website. And apparently, one of Obama's top priorities was to make presidential records more accessible to the people on whose behalf the President is supposed to serve. Finally, the travesty that was Bush's Executive Order 13233 has been repealed, and the public may get the chance to see what Reagan was up to during Iran-Contra, eight years later than we were supposed to.

Really, one of the things that most impressed me with Obama as a candidate was that he emphasized first getting the government to be run in a more accountable manner, and then focusing on the actual policies that it should implement. This is a good sign that not only won't they be making the same mistakes that the Bush Administration did, they won't be able to operate in the secrecy that made it possible to make those mistakes.

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