In a post at The Hill's Congress Blog, Rep. Rob Bishop argues that the Obama administration, which candidate Obama promised would be the most transparent in history, has "demonstrated a consistent pattern of hidden agendas and ulterior motives," as evidenced by the Interior Department's failure to release secret documents outlining a proposal to designate over a dozen new national monuments in the West. Says Bishop:
It is apparent that this Administration is selectively transparent when it conveniently fits their agenda. If there is no hidden agenda then why were these documents, which are public information, never delivered? ... It appears that we must all continue to wait for the missing information until the Administration decides to live up to its promise of being more transparent. If this past year is any indication, I won’t be holding my breath.