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UPDATE: Perfect! Sunshine Award Event Postponed for Unspecified Reasons

You might not think so reading the headlines but this is Sunshine Week. In accordance, Obama will take time from his hectic schedule of golf and sporting event prognostication to accept an award. At first I thought the award would be for acting as though nothing serious is happening, but no. The award is from a group of journalists promoting government transparency. Are we surprised that accepting this award is the only part of the President’s schedule open to the press today?

Obama flaunts openness award

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—of, by, and for the people’ in conjunction with Sunshine Week,” the White House said in guidance to reporters.

We wonder if he’ll even take a question from the press pool, a practice Obama seems to have grown to hate.

About Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week as a national effort is spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors. The key funder has been the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with significant support from ASNE Foundation. In 2011, The Gridiron Club and Foundation contributed $10,000.

Though created by journalists, Sunshine Week is about the public’s right to know what its government is doing, and why.

Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger.

Let a smile be your umbrella President Obama. The storm is gathering.

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  1. ffigtree says:

    But the calendar says it is March 16th not April 1st.

  2. tamcat says:

    What a farce. The Sunshine Award is as warranted as the Noble Peace prize given to Obama. The Prez is a backdoor operator. The only benefit is Barrack’s ego.

  3. otlset says:

    This “Open Award” has got to be one of the most blatant and outlandish examples of pure irony I’ve ever seen! Do the presenters really think the public is that stupid and gullible to believe the opposite of what is demonstrated by this poseur on an almost daily basis? I mean the man has a legal team that has cost him close to two million dollars so far to SEAL most of his personal and scholastic records from public view! That my friends, is only “transparent” in the Bizarro world!

    The audacity of the lamestream media and liberal operatives to keep trying to pull the wool over the public’s eyes is starting to really get nightmarish to this patriot. And this patriot will thus continue to fight back — even harder.

  4. morecowbell says:

    The award for Obama is appropriate and well deserved. His administration is the best at blowing sunshine up places on folks where sunshine usually doesn’t touch.

  5. jeaneeinabottle says:

    Gateway Pundit has a piece about a mayor in Florida that was thrown out with a recall election, it’s fabulous! He raised taxes but it was mostly against the unions that were behind this guy. If you look we are cracking through and we will fix this mess, work hard and do the right thing, stand in the truth always. I just love us 🙂

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