White House exempts itself from Freedom of Information Act

Remember back in 2008 when President-elect Obama promised to run the most transparent White House in history? Well, you might remember, but President Obama seems to have forgotten.

In celebration of Sunshine Week, the White House has decided that the Freedom of Information Act doesn't apply to it.

USA Today:

"This is an office that operated under the FOIA for 30 years, and when it became politically inconvenient, they decided they weren't subject to the Freedom of Information Act any more," said Tom Fitton of the conservative Judicial Watch.


White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine said the administration remains committed "to work towards unprecedented openness in government."

The White House also issued a promise (a "categorical pledge" were the official words) that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration.