Transparency you can believe in
March 6, 2009
Today’s healthcare discussions where streamed live at whitehouse.gov/live
To me this is huge, and I’m very suprised there were no write ups anywhere about it. I caught a brief mention at Andrew Sullivan’s.
This is starting to put the teeth into the whole transparency thing. Not an empty campaign promise, not a feel-good catchphrase. Actual procedure.
Also, these were not prepared remarks or testimony as you commonly see on CSPAN. It was a candid back and forth between stakeholders.
Can you imagine the added value of having a discussion about say, net neutrality, or whether to approve a permit or a land lease, out in the open for every stakeholder to see, and not just hear about it from a journalist’s summary and editorial?
This is a great start.