I saw an announcement on TV this afternoon from President Obama. Boy, did I get a powerful feeling of deja vu:
-- Washington Times, April 17, 1995
-- Reuters, January 20, 2001
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Promising "a new era of openness in our country," President Obama signed executive orders Wednesday relating to ethics guidelines for staff members of his administration.
— "Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," Obama said.
-- January 21, 2009.
Here's the news story I expect to see on Jan. 21, 2017:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after taking the oath of office in the wake of the scandal-plagued Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan administrations, President Rodriguez yesterday released strict new ethical guidelines and promised his administration would be "the most honest since the time of Plato."
Under the new rules proposed by the 45th president, White House who so much as look at a lobbyist will be immediately fired, fitted
— with an ankle bracelet