Pelosi: “There has never been a more open process”

C-Span asks Democrats to televise hearings:

C-SPAN is asking Democrats to open healthcare negotiations to television cameras.

Democratic leaders have reportedly decided to skip formal conference and instead talk behind closed doors to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate bills.

Which is why…

Top House Democrats deflected the request, saying the process has been highly transparent, with the House holding over 100 public hearings. They pledged to make the final stages visible in part via the Internet. “There has never been a more open process for any legislation,” Ms. Pelosi said.

Obama on transparency (on the campaign trail, of course):

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