From Obama’s first press conference in January of 2009:
“The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to make government accountable is make it transparent so that the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they’re being made, and whether their interests are being well served.
…For a long time now, there’s been too much secrecy in this city…That era is now over. Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information but those who seek to make it known.”
Obama from 2 days ago (11/29/2010):
Striking back, the Obama administration branded the WikiLeaks release of more than a quarter-million sensitive files an attack on the United States Monday and raised the prospect of criminal prosecutions in connection with the exposure. The Pentagon detailed new security safeguards, including restraints on small computer flash drives, to make it harder for any one person to copy and reveal so many secrets.
Who knew that when he said “change” he meant himself? All you main street liberals out there, please remember that those Democrat leaders you think are on your side aren’t. They will always side with the state. You don’t have “a guy” in office that represents you. Nobody does.
[H.T. David Kramer at LRC]