Why, whatever will Willard Romney and his secrecy do now?
That release could bring newfound scrutiny to one of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s biggest successes — turning around the scandal-scarred 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Journalists have been attempting to gain access to those papers for years.
A 2002 Boston Globe story found that Romney overstated the Games’ financial troubled when he took over.
But finally! There will be some disclosure! It’s about ti– what? Wait. What?
However, many key documents will likely not be released and some have probably been destroyed. Gregory Thompson, curator at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, told the Post in the spring that the Olympic records “were pretty well scrubbed before they got here.” Inventories available at the time suggested that there was no complete set of meeting minutes, e-mail records, contracts or financial data.
Here’s what Willard’s spokesperson had to say about that: “Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision making regarding the final disposition of records.”
But I digress because now it’s time to quote Willard saying he was “naked”:
And Romney had promised a higher standard. He told the National Press Club in 2002 that “all the documents inside our organization are available to the public,” including correspondence… For all intents and purposes we were naked.”
I guess that depends on what the definition of naked is.
He’s been so “naked”, in fact, that he won’t let us see his tax returns, plus “he authorized a sweeping purge of electronic data from his executive office, allowing top aides to purchase and remove their computer hard drives.”
So while most of us see nakedness this way…
…Willard sees it this way:
And now, because it’s election season and we’ll be extra busy, we GottaAsk:
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