There are many, many examples, but here are just two…
Example 1: Obama now:
If you have an objection about my health-care policies, then let’s debate the health-care policies. But don’t suddenly end up having a GSA administrator who is stuck in limbo somewhere because you don’t like something else that we’re doing.
Mr. Obama in late 2005 also put a hold on all Environmental Protection Agency nominees. Mr. Obama said he was trying to force the EPA to move more quickly to issue rules on lead-paint exposure.
Example 2: Obama now:
Take a look at the long list of documents that were either never released or forged and later scrubbed in July 2009 (although some were reposted after the scrubbing was widely publicised by bloggers).
…I remain distressed that the White House during this confirmation process, which overall went smoothly, failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment…