We know all about Nancy Pelosi’s admonition and promise to be an open government. Well today, House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI) decided this morning to pull television cameras out of today’s Iraq Supplemental Appropriations conference meeting.
Ultimately Obey relented and C-Span was back in. The fact that he would attempt such a move is one of those red flags. We should pay attention to red flags and take them for what they are. Gross incompetence or power-drunk. Is Obey the best they could do to chair this committee?
>UPDATE 2:15PM: From a source, “it is official…they’re letting c-span provide pool coverage of the whole meeting….”
>UPDATE 2:12 PM: FishbowlDC has learned that Obey has relented and will allow cameras…developing…
One red flag.
ref: FishbowlDC, Radio-TV Correspondents’ Association Warns Of “Troubling Situation”