20 January 2009

CC and PD on whitehouse.gov

Wow, that didn't take long. As if I needed another reason to jump up and down in jubilation today ...

Now up on Whitehouse.gov:

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(Emphasis, mine.)

Thank you, Obama administration, for recognizing the need for openness. I salute you.

Times, they are a-changin'.

(Also, for CC's official blog post, click here.)

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