Obama's Day One to-do list:
- Ordered the cessation of "tribunals" in Guantanamo until they could get a good handle on what the hell is going on down there.
- Froze the pay of White House staffers who make over $100K, and, apparently received support from those affected.
- Told all his peeps and prospective peeps, that anyone who is a staffer with ambitions to be a lobbyist, or a lobbyist with ambitions to be a staffer must wait two years (andin some cases, until the end of the Obama Administration) to make a move. No more jumping from ship to yacht. Hell, the NCAA had stricter ethics rules before this. And, no more gifts to anyone in his Administration either.
- And, about that Freedom of Information Act. No more taking the negative, protectionist approach (i.e., looking for a reason - any reason - to decline a request for information. Look for a reason to release it). Oh, and, those rules apply to the President too (shocking!). Anything he wants to withhold must be deemed Constitutionally necessary by the Justice Dept. The fact that he or an agency can LEGALLY withhold information is no longer enough.