Transparency in government... not
Here's a great one, from USA Today.
The Republican Congress passed a new rule in 2006 that would identify which congressman added each "pork" spending earmark to a budget bill.
... the rule exempts the 2007 spending bill (the bill being worked on when the rule was passed)
...and the rule expires at the end of the year!
So the Republicans made a rule that is in effect only for the 2007 budget, which exempts the 2007 budget from the bill... they made a rule that did NOTHING WHATSOEVER!!
Isn't that the epitome of politics? They wrote a bill that would allow them to crow about how it increased transparency of government, which actually doesn't do anything at all. You gotta admire that.