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Perfect: Obama Accepts Transparency Award in Closed Press Ceremony

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By Doug Powers  •  March 30, 2011 10:49 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

If anything, the Obama administration has a consistent knack for making me feel like I’m at a meeting of the Endangered Elephant Awareness Club while being served pachyderm-popper appetizers on an ivory plate.

From Politico:

President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.

The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool.

This time, Obama met quietly in the Oval Office with Gary Bass of OMB Watch, Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org, without disclosing the meeting on his public schedule or letting photographers or print reporters into the room.

The AP would have been invited to the transparency award ceremony, but they recently reported about how the administration lacks transparency, and as such maybe they’re unworthy of such openness.

Hopefully the president shares the award with his VP, who is also no stranger to this kind of transparency.

**Written by Doug Powers

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