Thursday, November 26, 2009

The White House guest list

The afternoon of the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, "The White House . . . releas[ed] more names of visitors who came through the gates at Pennsylvania Avenue this year. Last month the administration for the first time offered citizens a look at names - requested by watchdog groups and press - and starting at the end of this year they will release every name. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters in his morning gaggle this morning there are about 1,600 names on this list that covers requests before Sept. 15."

Of course, the White House dumped the list on one of the slowest news days of the year, when no one is paying attention. Don't expect the major news media outlets to assign as many reporters to review this list as they assigned to fact check Sarah Palin's book.

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