Government Efficiency
Mar 31st, 2011 by Ken Hagler

Maybe the guy just enjoys get­ting awards for things he didn’t do.. Okay, first he gets the Nobel peace prize forty sec­onds after the elec­tion, before he even had a chance to break all his cam­paign promis­es about end­ing the wars — and cer­tain­ly before he got us all into a new one for no very good rea­son.

Now he gets a prize for trans­paren­cy in gov­ern­ment. Oh, wait — you didn’t hear about that? No rea­son you should have, I sup­pose…

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 Ulti­mate Answer to Kings]

At least gov­ern­ment has become more effi­cient in one way: they’re so good at mock­ing them­selves that there’s hard­ly even any need for any­one else to do it. This is right up there with Bush com­par­ing the “lib­er­a­tion” of Iraq with the Phillip­ine War of Inde­pen­dence.

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