’We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Transparency!’By Robert Stacy McCain | The American SpectatorNewsweek’s Michael Isikoff reports on the loophole — big enough to drive the White House visitor’s log through — in the Obama administration’s “transparency” policy:Blogger envy.READ MORE HERE.As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding “secret energy meetings” with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama’s “clean coal” policies.Of course, the “dismayed” goody-two-shoes in the public-interest crowd should have expected this, as the Chicago Tribune’s John Kass observes:The use of political muscle may be prohibited in the mythic transcendental fairyland where much of the Obama spin originates . . . But our president is from Chicago. . . . David Axelrod and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel come right from Chicago Democratic machine boss Mayor Richard Daley. They don’t believe in fairies . . .It’s the Chicago Way. Now, formally, it’s also the Chicago on the Potomac Way. . . .
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