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White House on new 'stealth path'


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Mar 13, 2007
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WASHINGTON: A newly disclosed effort to keep vice-president Dick Cheney's visitor records secret is the latest White House push to make sure the public doesn't learn who has been meeting with top officials in the administration.

The drive to keep the logs secret, the administration says, is essential to assuring that the president and vice-president receive candid advice to carry out their duties.

Cabinet officers often don't want to give up their meeting calendars to journalists. They have no choice under the Freedom of Information Act (FIOA), which provides public access to some records kept by federal agencies. But the FOIA disclosure law, which doesn't apply to Congress, also doesn't apply to presidential records. The Bush administration has exploited that difference, triggering a battle in the courts.

The administration is seeking dismissal of two lawsuits by a private group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, demanding Secret Service visitor logs.


If the press are really that interested in who is attending the meetings, just look fot the politicians, wearing "Super secret, covert black ops decoder rings".

Otherwise known as "Dick and George's BFF rings". No girls allowed, stamped it.

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