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It appears it was legal for Mitt Romney's aides, on their way out of the governor's office in Massachusetts in 2006, to write personal checks for $65 each to buy the hard drives from their state office computers, taking with them government emails and other records of his administration, including information about the birth of the Romney health care insurance mandate. It was legal for the Romney administration to spend $97,000 in public money to swap out computers and email servers, making sure that emails never got into the hands of the public, journalists, historians and, not incidentally as Romney himself points out, his opponents in the 2012 presidential campaign. And the Romney administration got legal permission, Reuters reported Thursday evening, to destroy 150 boxes of government records. But illegality is not the only test, say advocates of open government, who wonder when the public will insist that all candidates for high office do more than give lip service to transparency.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Destroy a record, go to prison. How about that as a slogan for the election? We can't fix problems if their mere existence went through a shredder!