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.
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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.