Politico: Blago records may stay under wraps
Barack Obama is promising that next week he’ll disclose contacts between his staff and disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s office, but he’s stopped short of pledging to release e-mails or other records that could be key to understanding those contacts.
Whatever such records exist may never see the light of day, thanks to a gap in government records disclosure laws that allows presidential transition teams to keep their documents — even those prepared using taxpayer dollars — out of the public record.
So much for transparency in government and Obama's vacuous, empty-assed promise to bring about a new way of doing business in
Asked if the team would voluntarily release the records, the spokeswoman, Stephanie Cutter, was non-committal. “Let's wait and see what we put out after our internal review,” she told Politico. “I don’t even know if there’s any correspondence to be had, so one step at a time.”
As if anyone on the Left or in the mainstream media (but, I repeat myself) would accept such a bullshit smokescreen of a response from the Bush White House, asking people to just sit tight and that a thorough internal review of the scandal of the day was underway.
The Obama team would not say whether it would unveil its findings as a written report, a brief press release or a verbal statement, nor whether it would supplement the release with emails, notes or other records sent, received or maintained by the transition team — though that seems unlikely.
Obfuscation you can believe in.