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February 18th, 2009
07:07 am


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I wonder how many new.gov domains will be created this year?

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Date:February 18th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
A good show for the rubes, maybe, but Obama's credibility on the honesty and change mantra was rather ruined when he started appointing a lot of people with tax problems.
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Date:February 18th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
So no matter how transparent and open his administration is from his taking the office going forward, your will consider his and his administrations efforts at openness and change ruined by the previous personal record of his appointees? Or are you saying these appointments cause you to expect him to lie and hide things himself?
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Date:February 18th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
That seems kinda weird. How are these other people's tax problems a reflection on Obama's honesty? Anyway, there's no evidence that Obama's credibility is ruined, that I've seen or heard of.

The point of these web sites and other transparency measures isn't really about "the rubes" - the real effect will be to allow bloggers, activists, watchdog groups and issue groups, and others, much easier cheaper access to the sources for their research. Obama's fairly long history as a legislator shows that he believes this makes government work better, because people find things and publicize them, that would otherwise have remained obscure.
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