Sarah Palin released hers and the New York Times actually asked folks to help them look for dirt....and there was none to be found I might add.
Mitt Romney had reporters looking through his emails and correspondences as well for a few years. Some 700 cubic feet of it. Did they find anything? As one investigating reporter put it,
"It's enormous and a lot of it's crap,” the reporter says, referring to the boxes of Romney documents. "You just have to figure out how much time [you want to spend]. My experience is, they were pretty careful about what they left behind. You're welcome to it. It's a ton of shit."
In both cases, Palin and Romney were transparent........NOTHING TO HIDE!
Which brings me to Texas under Governor George W. Bush:
When then-Gov. George W. Bush ran for president in 2000, his office released a treasure trove of information relating to his years as Texas' chief executive.
Some 3,125 pages detailing Bush's appointments during 1995-1998 allowed news organizations to remark on the exact number of lobbyists and campaign donors with whom he met. The records showed which state lawmakers Bush conferred with - and on what subject - and detailed how much time he spent reviewing capital punishment cases prior to executions. The records showed when he arrived at the office, when he took time off for the gym and when he went home.
In short, the documents provided a portrait of the leadership style of a candidate for president of the United States.As to Rick Perry?
Over the past decade, the Perry administration has withheld information in response to some 100 open-records requests, instead seeking review by the Texas Attorney General's Office. In two cases in the past year, Perry's office acknowledged it failed to meet legal deadlines for responding to the requests, or otherwise delayed in violation of well-established procedures outlined in the Texas Public Information Act.AUTOMATIC PURGING OF EMAILS older than 7 days. He has also blocked access related to his travel and security expenses. There have been several court filings by newspapers and other groups for access to Perry's information.
Most of the withheld documents involved contracts, bidding and oversight of programs in which state money flows to entrepreneurs, privately held companies and universities from Perry's two economic development funds, the Emerging Technology Fund and the Texas Enterprise Fund. In some cases, the requests involve entities headed by Perry campaign donors and political appointees. Perry also chose to withhold information when third parties complained they would release proprietary information or violate trade secrets.
The point is, What does he have to hide? Why purge emails and deny access to information that most other governors allow. I guess it's a....RICK PERRY version of, TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT!
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