Liberals have long accused the Bush administration as being the most secretive in recent history, whining for days on end about the President's supposedly unfair treatment of the press in it's reluctance to share information with the public esp., when some sort of scandal involving the White House is present. Well, Barack Obama isn't even president yet and we're already getting an idea as to how Obama's will treat the press when he's in the hot seat:
During his press conference announcing new Education Secretary designate Arne Duncan on Tuesday, Barack Obama lectured Chicago Tribune reporter John McCormick "I don’t want you to waste your question" when he tried to press the President-elect on whether Obama told the truth when he said they were taking a "very hands-off approach" to his Senate replacement.
Media liberals noticed how much this sounds like their nominee for Worst President Ever, but they’re already arguing that criticizing Obama for lecturing the press for tough questions is premature. In Wednesday’s Washington Post, reporter/columnist Dana Milbank took issue with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard: "Obama has proved himself to be far more willing to take questions than Bush, and if he makes good on his promise to release the full account of his aides' Blagojevich ties -- even on Christmas Eve -- it will be a major improvement in transparency over the current administration."
Surely if the journalist had Obama what he thought about Bill Richardson cutting his beard off he wouldn't have "wasted" his question.