Dr President Obama:
I don't agree with many of your policies.
I spend a considerable amount of time opposing your most avid defenders.
But I DON'T HATE YOU.
- I need for the economy to improve lest you and the Congress continue to try and "fix it" in $350 billion increments of defict spending
- I need for this nation to be safe so I am not hoping that your moves against Bush rather than against the terrorists prove flawed
Mr President I saw your press conference the other day regarding signing statements. In the future it is better to allow your underlings handle the front line assignments. You see as your administration moves forth and you attempt to practice your "open government" mantra this is simply going to allow your political enemies to obtain all of the documents and then use them against you - particularly if and when what you had planned is not what ultimately turns out to be the case.
It is nice to hear about your goals regarding a ban on lobbyists. However, just as the lobbyist who sought to contribute to your campaign simply had their spouses make the contribution - these standards are porous at best. All you are doing is setting up the situation where people will do background checks of various personnel, make note of their past lobbying activities and then you will have a manufactured scandal on your hands, sir.
Take my advice Mr. Obama - drop the pretenses of "open government". You are basically handing out the shoes that will later be used to hit you.