Watchdog organization Sunlight Foundation, described as "normally polite" by ReadWriteWeb, referred to Recovery.gov's data transparency as a "significant failure." And not just once!
Sunlight co-founder Ellen Miller writes:
"By not including raw data at Recovery.gov, transparency is dramatically reduced. Sunlight has argued strongly for raw data in machine readable formats as the starting point for Recovery.gov. This is a significant failure by the Administration to live up to its promise for full and complete disclosure. Significant failure."
I'm sure you are flabergasted, dear reader, at this rare government shortcoming.