Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obama "Ethics" Statement: FooFooDust

Take it from someone who knows.

President Obama’s executive order of Jan. 21, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel,” is well intentioned but na├»ve and essentially unenforceable. The lobbying ban on “particular matters” perpetuates the same loophole that has made the federal “revolving door” criminal statute a dead letter since Congress first passed it decades ago.

For these ethics restrictions to work, there must be an open, publicly accessible reporting system where every executive branch appointee records meetings with registered lobbyists during and after working hours, both inside and outside the office.

Nope. That wasn't written by a Dittohead, sorry.

And if you want to take bets on "..open, publicly accessible reporting system..." the line forms at this window. My position? Ain't gonna happen. Ever. No how. No Way.

HT: Sunlight

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