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March 16, 2009
Transparency, Or a Case of The Invisible Man?
I have a very intelligent and well educated friend who seems to be suffering from H.I.S. (Head In Sand) syndrome when it comes to Obama. I have been for sometime providing her with the proof of Obama’s duplicity between his words and his deeds as evidenced by his unsavory rise up the ladder of Chicago politics and the Illinois Combine as described by John Kass of The Chicago Tribune Despite my providing many examples, she remains steadfastly wedded to the “image” of Obama that was sold to the public by David Axelrod & Co.
There are several instances of this on F.I.S.A., on accepting public campaign financing, Bi-Partisanship and most egregiously his claim of transparency . Others have already covered Obama’s unwillingness to provide the documentation of his past, such as any of his college or Illinois State Senate records. And much has been made of his reneging on the "sunshine before signing" pledge. But his latest antic may be the finest example yet of the Orwellian nature of this administration.
It centers around his latest embarrassment Vivek Kundra, his appointee (soon to be former appointee, and now on administrative leave) to the Office of Information & Technology. The technology part might be accurate, on the information side…not so much. In the investigation of a possible connection between Mr. Kundra & Chicago, (shady procurement practices and ghost-payrollers ) my web search for Kundra’s bio took me to this little gem on the OI & T websiite. And poof. just like that, he’s an unperson. Office of information? Lack thereof is more like it.
Is this transparency, or a case of the “The Invisible Man”?