Wednesday, October 21, 2009

But When We Get Behind Closed Doors ...

One of the most frustrating things about this special session, especially today, (Day 5) is that virtually any action has been behind closed doors -- party caucuses, meetings between small groups of legislative leaders and the governor.

Is it my paranoid imagination that this session has seen more this way than others? Some of us thought that opening conference committees would put an end to much of the secrecy here. Hah!

Sure there's been some interesting little floor fights and public steam blowing here and there. But those are the sideshows. It looks like a major portion of the real decisions are still going to be made behind the scenes and out of the public eye.