The Norman Transcript

Opinion

August 1, 2013

Trasparency disappoints

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

Actually, make that Dear Mr. President,

Let me tell you how to eliminate the phony scandals.  You, and one or more people who are accused in the phony scandal (like the IRS lady who pled the fifth after stating she had done nothing wrong), need to simply call a Q and A session.  If, indeed, these are phony scandals, you and the others would be able to knock the questions out of the park. Home run after home run, run the bases and then look with a satisfied grin (you don’t even need to try and suppress the grins) at the next questioner.

Problem solved! Republicans embarrassed. Democrats gloating and strutting all the way to re-election.

The catch? You have to answer the questions. Do I have to explain that responding to questions (a common politicians’ scam) is not the same as answering questions?  With specifics. Not a hint of “Duck” Dynasty allowed. No bloviating until all listeners zone out. “No spin zone” enforced.

If you mention that there is an investigation going on, so you can’t comment on it, then you strike out, looking, on three pitches. A little more explanation may be needed: Question: What is the purpose of an investigation? Answer: To ferret out the truth and put it out there for all to see.

So, if you tell us some truth, you are helping the investigation, not hindering it! 

I know you won’t do this. One hundred percent certain, even if by some chance you see this letter. Bluntly, “You are a pusillanimous president.” I don’t mean to say that you are the only president with pusillanimous plumage, just that you have a plethora of such feathers showing. 

You were going to change Washington. Most transparent administration in history. Blah, blah, blah. What a disappointment you are.  

CHARLIE TAYLOR

Norman

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