Ironic? Transparency Board Meeting Behind Closed Doors
November 18, 2011
Other news organizations have noted the irony of Vice President Joe Biden stopping by a closed-door meeting of the new Government Accountability and Transparency Board.
Yes, definitely ironic. But there's more to this.
This board's monthly meetings are closed to the press, but minutes from each of the meetings are posted on a White House Web site.
Established in June by the White House as part of an anti-waste campaign, the board includes some of the government's top watchdogs, including Earl Devaney, chairman of the federal stimulus oversight board and a former Interior Department inspector general.