Ahh the sweet sweet smell of Irony
Obama accepts Transparency award for an open and Transparent Government to the press from behind closed doors.
After a day of closed door meetings an award that was to be given weeks ago
during a press event but was cancelled was given to President Obama today without press coverage.
"President Obama’s only event at the White House that isn’t closed to the press on Wednesday is a ceremony in which he’ll accept an award for being open to the press.
According to his public schedule, Obama has four behind-closed-doors meetings from 10 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.: his daily briefing, a talk with the USAID administrator, a session with senior advisers, and a huddle with his defense secretary. All of the meets are in the Oval Office, and all of them are “closed press,” the White House says.
But at 2:55 p.m., Obama will emerge to “accept an award from a coalition of good government groups and transparency advocates to recognize ‘his deep commitment to an open and transparent government."