President Barack Obama has promised to have the most open and transparent administration ever. He's made good on this promise by releasing "torture" memos that advantage terrorists around the world, despite the urging by the current CIA director and four of his predecessors that the president not do so.
President Obama would have none of that. No, he thought it was more important to confess perceived sins to the world than ponder the possibility that he might one day face the need to use these same techniques to protect the American people. Techniques that, if divulged publicly, would be useless.
So, you'd think that the Obama administration has set a high bar for the secrets that it wishes to keep.
You'd be wrong.
The bar is not high.
The bar is not low.
The bar is ... convenient.
The White House will not be releasing the promotional photos taken last week of the backup Air Force One buzzing the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.
So, not only did the administration blow more than $300,000 for photos that could have been created for much less using Photoshop. They're now not even going to use the promotional photos at all.
The White House has released one photo and the guy who OK'd the flyover has resigned.