January 22, 2009

American Majesty

The true majesty of the incoming administration was on display the day after the inauguration, with Obama's first two actions. One, a revocation of Bush's executive order on the secrecy of old White House records, and second with Obama's issuance of a remarkable new executive order on White House ethics.

Both actions elevate the the legitimacy and authority of the office by proclaiming: the office of the Presidency belongs to the people, not to the person who happens to occupy it.

Nice reposted editorial in the WP provides context on the archives, and today's NYT explains the ethics order.

Posted by David at January 22, 2009 05:32 AM


Looks like some of the Bush secrecy is on its way back.

Posted by: Roger at June 16, 2009 04:48 PM

and again. this time the legal weasel words explained. http://www.newsweek.com/id/202875

Posted by: at June 20, 2009 11:19 PM
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