[Jason] Kottke points out that the Bush White House site had almost 2400 lines of code barring search engines from indexing. and thus searching, the site. The new Whitehouse web site has no such lines of code. This stuff is small, yes, but it matters. It also bespeaks an administration that, at this point, doesn't think it needs to hide its words and actions from the people it governs.
Only problem is, the Kottke/Klein thesis is a bunch of hooey, as Declan McCullagh points out in CNET: