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The (Bush) Administration is being sued by a good government watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, in order to force the public release of the White House visitor logs.
“We’re suing because the (Bush) Administration has made it clear that they are continuing the policies and practices of the (Obama) administration and claiming that White House visitors’ records are off limits to the public,” said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for CREW.
“Taking the exact same position as the (Obama) administration,” CREW claimed in a press release, “the (Bush) administration claimed the records are presidential, not agency records, and otherwise exempt in their entirety because of the possibility in some instances they could reveal information protected by the presidential communications privilege.”
“We know that President (Obama) is a major component of clean coal,” Weismann said.
(us: as the poor lady’s head is spinning so fast, we believe she meant to say "proponent" instead of "component". Sheesh, can you blame her?.)
When it was pointed out to her that she mistakenly referred to President (Bush) as President (Obama), Weismann said that was likely due to “disturbing similarities in policies between the two presidents.”
(UPDATE #1): The administration is in full back-slap mode for opening-up the White House visitor log, a campaign promise that they seem to have finally made good on. So to what degree are they opening the books? About as much as you would expect given their track record thus far. Harrison has more, here.