Biden's Opaque Meeting on Transparency

Lee DeCovnick
This Administration continues to spread its unique brand of tone deafness toward the electorate. Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times succinctly sums of the issue.

Joe Biden update: The VP meets on government transparency today. But that meeting is closed.

Joe's had some problems with promises recently. He assured everyone that last summer would be full of economic recovery. Which it wasn't. And Joe guaranteed that his Democratic Party would maintain majorities in both houses of Congress in last week's midterm election. Which it didn't.

Possibly the most important event of the vice president's day Tuesday is to meet at 2:15 with Earl Devaney. Everyone knows him as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- the top guy monitoring the gazillion-dollar stimulus and the overdue economic recovery, and ensuring that the taxpayers financing same know all about it.

However, no one outside the room will know what goes on in that Biden-Devaney meeting. That's because the government meeting on government transparency has been closed.

We can only hope Biden's chronic ineptness continue unabated until November 2012, so that the electorate will stubbornly remind the departing Administration that governments derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed."
This Administration continues to spread its unique brand of tone deafness toward the electorate. Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times succinctly sums of the issue.

Joe Biden update: The VP meets on government transparency today. But that meeting is closed.

Joe's had some problems with promises recently. He assured everyone that last summer would be full of economic recovery. Which it wasn't. And Joe guaranteed that his Democratic Party would maintain majorities in both houses of Congress in last week's midterm election. Which it didn't.

Possibly the most important event of the vice president's day Tuesday is to meet at 2:15 with Earl Devaney. Everyone knows him as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- the top guy monitoring the gazillion-dollar stimulus and the overdue economic recovery, and ensuring that the taxpayers financing same know all about it.

However, no one outside the room will know what goes on in that Biden-Devaney meeting. That's because the government meeting on government transparency has been closed.

We can only hope Biden's chronic ineptness continue unabated until November 2012, so that the electorate will stubbornly remind the departing Administration that governments derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed."