Thursday, November 17, 2011

Romney's Transparency (NOT!!)


Just before Mitt Romney left the Massachusetts governor’s office and first ran for president, 11 of his top aides purchased their state-issued computer hard drives, and the Romney administration’s e-mails were all wiped from a server, according to interviews and records obtained by the Globe.

Romney administration officials had the remaining computers in the governor’s office replaced just before Governor Deval Patrick’s staff showed up to take power in January 2007, according to Mark Reilly, Patrick’s chief legal counsel.

As a result, Patrick’s office, which has been bombarded with inquiries for records from the Romney era, has no electronic record of any Romney administration e-mails, Reilly said.

The governor’s office has found no e-mails from 2002–2006 in our possession,’’ Reilly said in a statement. “Before the current administration took office, the computers used during that time period were replaced and the server used during that time period was taken out of service, all files were removed from it, and it was also replaced.’’

I have no idea if Massachusetts has a public-records-retention law or regulation; it's possible that the actions were perfectly legal.

But then, it's also perfectly legal for Congress-slime to trade stocks on inside information.

So, Mark Belling and Ann Coulter, is Romney still a "credible" candidate?

HT:  Zippers


Anonymous said...

Didn't Walker do essentially the same thing at the County?

Grim said...

I'm very much not a Romney fan, but that's just evidence of competence, right there. :)

Tim Morrissey said...

Damn straight. Wipe everything clean. I once learned the hard way: it's not what's NOT in the files that will get you; it's what's IN the files.

Rosemary Woods was a visionary.