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White House releases more visitor logs

Updated 2:12 p.m.
As part of its ongoing transparency efforts, the White House released a second wave of visitor logs Wednesday. The list included more than 1,600 names.

The first round of names was released on Oct. 30.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  November 25, 2009; 11:56 AM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Ethics  
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You tree huggers had your day in court (Cheney won, get over it ; )

Posted by: JakeD | November 25, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a mix of Business Leaders, Lobbyists, Bankers, Politicians. Yup, all American-hating radicals with a Socialist agenda. Now we know!

How many Environmentalists where visiting the White House when Bush was there? I guess we'll never know.

Posted by: thebobbob | November 25, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

That's a "good thing" now, when only a few years ago Democratic Underground DECRIED such nefarious tactics used by President Bush?! LOL!!!

Posted by: JakeD | November 25, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The good thing is droping this over the holiday gives the bloggers all the long weekend to review the names.

The names will prove mostly boring.

Posted by: patb | November 25, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Still waiting for the records from the Bush Administration. We'd like to know which energy company wrote the Bush Administrations energy policy. Republicans seemed OK with the non-disclosure then. I guess this IS a change.

Posted by: thebobbob | November 25, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm not arguing about the Vistor Logs (per se) or even the Energy Taskforce -- which was litigated and ruled in Cheney's favor -- my questions were about the DOCUMENT DUMP right before the holiday / weekend and why it's O.K. to do that now that a Democrat is in the White House:

Posted by: JakeD | November 25, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

No Jake. Bush 43 argued that the visitor logs to the White House were not federal public records and not subject to public disclosure, because they were the records of the US Secret Service (the Federal District Court Agreed w/ the administration by the way). What got the libs, myself included, upset was that the Bush administration said would not release the names of the members on the president's energy task force, headed by the former CEO of Haliburton, VP Dick Cheney. It's odd, some people actually wanted to know who was crafting energy policy for their country. Luckily for the American People, the current administration is much more committed to openness and accountability than the prior one was.

Posted by: dbrue | November 25, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Did it upset you when Pres. Bush did it? If not, why does it upset you now?

Posted by: pjjacobs | November 25, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Why right before the long holiday / weekends? Wasn't that what got the libs all upset when GWB used to do it?

Posted by: JakeD | November 25, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

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