March 16th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
Washington (CNN) - Sometimes even presidents miss their own awards party.
President Obama was to receive an award from organizers of the Freedom of Information Day conference on Wednesday for his commitment to an open and transparent government. The White House announced the scheduled event had been postponed "due to changes to the President's schedule today.”
What those changes were, well, were not so transparent.
The award was part of "Sunshine Week", an effort led by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to promote open government and freedom of information.