Friday, October 23, 2009

"Most tranparent Administration ever"?

Yeah, right.

"White House Counsel Greg Craig has indicated that he will refuse to allow any of the 18 new 'czar' positions created by President Obama to testify before Congress, according to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Collins revealed during a committee hearing Thursday that she had spoken with Craig, who had earlier sent a letter on behalf of the president, and that Craig told her personally that Congress would not get a chance to ask fundamental questions of the czars about their roles and responsibilities.

'Indeed, yesterday when I was talking to Greg Craig, the president’s legal counsel, he made it very clear that the White House would prohibit any of these officials with significant policy responsibility from coming to testify before us if they are located within the Executive Office of the President,' Collins said in her written opening statement."
I can hear the Usual Suspect babble on this issue now: "B-b-b-b-b-b-but what about Tom Ridge?", in a feeble attempt to equate the MANY "czars" of Obamanation to the ONE Homeland Security post Ridge held before it was elevated to Cabinet level.

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