Obama Meters

February 2nd, 2009, by

Now that Obama is in the White House and there’s no use for all of those countdown clocks, a couple of meters have popped up.

1) The Change-o-Meter, run by Slate, assigns a daily score to President Obama based on how much his “administration is changing Washington.” Highest score so far is 60. Slate gave Obama that score on the day that he signed orders to ban torture and close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2) The Obameter, run by the St. Petersburg, keeps track of about 500 promises that Obama made during his campaign. He already broke a promise, according to PolitiFact, when he signed his first bill into law without “giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House Website for five days.”

Obama said he wanted transparency. He just might be getting some help with that.

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