Anonymous Government Officials Call For More Transparency
There’s something odd about this story, I just can’t put my finger on it:
Obama administration officials are talking up open government, transparency and accountability, but are doing it anonymously in apparent contradiction of the goal.
Two senior officials briefed reporters on Monday on the eve of the unveiling of President Barack Obama’s Open Government Partnership, which seeks to promote responsible leadership and stewardship of natural resources around the world. But under rules set by the State Department, the officials could not be identified by name.
Perhaps these officials were present in March when the President received his transparency award in secret.