March 25, 2009

Mixed report so far on Obama transparency push

The Politico has released a report card scoring President Obama's transparency efforts thus far.

On the whole Obama gets good -- not great, but good -- marks on most aspects of his transparency initiatives. The grades hover in the B/C range with a notable D for the bank bailout transparency. The Administration claims that providing lists of who got the money would damage the "commercial interests of banks." A tenuous reason to be sure.

We applaud the Obama Administration in areas where he has increased government transparency and hope that his transparency efforts become even more robust in the future.