Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Obama's C-SPAN Promise

During the campaign, President Obama promised that health care legislation would be debated in full view of the American public, and the negotiations would be open to the C_SPAN cameras.  See the video below.

As we all know, these negotiations have been anything but open and transparent. In fact, they have served as an example of everything that is wrong with Washington in general, and the Congress in particular.

Well, C-SPAN has called the president's bluff.  Brian Lamb, the founder and CEO of C-SPAN has sent a letter to leaders in the House and Senate asking them to honor the president's pledge, and let the cameras in for the final negotiations.  Mr. President and leaders in Congress, the ball is in your court now.