Obama Accepts Transparency Award in Private

by on April 2, 2011 · 0 comments

From the Politico’s “Politico 44” blog:

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.

The same post also contains a great quote from Steve Aftergood, the director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, who said that the award was “aspirational,” much like Mr. Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

When am I going to receive a Pulitzer to encourage me to write better blog posts?

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