Openness, Public Service, Real Freedom of Information?

21 01 2009

Can he possibly be serious about change, with all these new executive orders on ethics and swearing in senior White House staff to serve and solve, rather than profit from playing us against each other? Yes, he CAN! 😀

Think literal disclosure instead of literal undisclosed location, for instance, or functional transparency as opposed to dysfunctional parent complex —

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21 01 2009
Nance Confer

How about writing about what, if anything, we plan to do differently in response to Obama’s inauguration? You know, all those calls to service. — Nance

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That’s the topic I just proposed at the Thinking Homeschooler wiki. http://www.odonnellweb.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.ThinkingHomeschoolers

Anybody?

Nance

21 01 2009
JJ

I’ll join you — but I expect to get my free Starbucks coffee for it! 😉

21 01 2009
JJ

Why don’t you do a regular post here for the new wiki question, to be sure more of us see it?

21 01 2009
Nance Confer

After Dear Nephew goes home tomorrow. 🙂

So, all we have to do is buy a Starbucks coffee… hmmm. ..

Nance

22 01 2009
JJ

Tom Friedman on the kinds of service we need now:

. . .our future depends on a radical departure from our present. As Obama himself declared from the Capitol steps: “Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed.”

We need to get back to work on our country and our planet in wholly new ways. The hour is late, the project couldn’t be harder, the stakes couldn’t be higher, the payoff couldn’t be greater.

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