Thursday, September 20, 2007

Republican Email Scandal

Matt Blunt's gang in Jefferson City has been caught destroying public records in the form of emails that, by law, should be stored, while, at the same time, seeking Democratic emails. In a classic example of republican contempt for common citizens, "Blunt referred questions about any e-mail preservation to his staff, which refused to comment on the matter." Go ahead and read that sentence again - it's worth remembering.

I remember when I did some legal work for a governmental agency years ago, and my boss (a Republican I continue to admire) advised me to "assume everything you write will show up on the front page of the paper." His point was that, if you're working on the government's dime, the public has an interest in what you're doing.

The current crop of Republicans is more arrogant and a good deal less clever than the old-timers. They had better hope that they are more tech-savvy than the investigators, though. Deleted emails are not always deleted . . .

(Hat tip to Blog CCP for this link. Blog CCP has been outstanding lately, and should be on politico's must-read list.)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Reverse_Vampyr said...

I don't live there, so I hadn't heard this until your post. But it definitely sounds like Gov. Blunt needs to get legally smacked (and investigated) for pulling a Sandy Berger.

9/20/2007 11:30 AM  
Blogger thepaintman said...

Did he hire the paper shredder personnel from Enron?

9/20/2007 12:54 PM  

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