Remember this from House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), in a letter to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, dated Feb. 8, 2010:
"If the President intends to present any kind of legislative proposal at this discussion, will he make it available to members of Congress and the American people at least 72 hours beforehand? Our ability to move forward in a bipartisan way through this discussion rests on openness and transparency."
Different times, different circumstances...
Appearing on Fox News Sunday today (Sunday, Feb. 21), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticized the White House's plan to post a health care reform proposal online, just days before the upcoming health care summit.
"You know, apparently we're going to be there most of the day and have an opportunity to have a lot of discussion," said McConnell. "But if they're going to lay out the plan they want to pass four days in advance, then why are -- what are we discussing on Thursday?"
Hat tip to Andrew Sprung