Sunlight Before Signing: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.As Angie Drobnic Holan relates on PolitiFact, Obama already has approved two laws in derogation of this vow: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act--signed two days after it passed the House, and without previously being posted on the White House website--and the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Fund--signed just hours after Congressional approval, with only a draft version on the website for only three days.
White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says: "The President remains committed to bringing more transparency to government, and . . . will be implementing this policy in full soon." "Soon" meaning, presumably, well before we figure out what to do about Git'mo.
(via The Corner)