The Obama administration today said it would open its visitors log for public inspection, so that
we can see who's trying to influence the president. Truly a swell idea.
But if it's good enough for the president, than why shouldn't it be good enough for Chicago Mayor M. Daley to disclose everyone who drops by his office? Or his zoning office? Or his hiring office? Or his...well, you get the idea.
A federal judge has ruled that the president's visitors log is a public record, so I would invite the same group that sued to open the president's log--Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington--to open a Chicago office, were the need for responsibility and ethics is crying. If the group could win a court order to open the log, it would make for the most interesting reading in the city.