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Milbank: Obama promises of openness “just words”

posted at 11:54 am on December 4, 2012 by

Via Instapundit, file this one under “convenient post-election epiphanies”:

“My administration,” President Obama wrote on his first day in office, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

Those were strong and hopeful words. Four years later, it is becoming more and more clear that they were just words.

Actually, that was clear four years ago, and three years ago, and two years ago, and … say, where has Milbank been since Obama invoked executive privilege on Operation Fast and Furious, anyway?  We missed him and his dedication to openness in government.

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cmsinaz on December 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Hey, Milbank, I’d say “welcome to the party, pal”, but if it took you this long to catch on, you’re either an idiot or you were willing to keep silent until after Obama was safely re-elected. Or both.

Bitter Clinger on December 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM

So we have this long list of mildly critical pieces about Obama trickling out slowly…AFTER the election.

Those with even the remotest sense of history, apparently lacking in our media types these days, would understand one simple fact of American political life:

Obama’s from the Chicago machine. WTF did you expect?

JEM on December 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I am so not amused by the LSM attempting to portray themselves as critical of O now. How long will it last 1 week, 1 month?

CoffeeLover on December 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

CoffeeLover on December 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

try hours…


cmsinaz on December 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM