Mitt Romney and Company must have something to hide:
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. […]
Secretary of State William F. Galvin, who oversees the state Public Records Law, said it appeared odd that state property – in this case, hard drives – was essentially being sold to private individuals. […]
Galvin pointed out that, in 1997, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that “the governor is not explicitly included” in the Public Records Law. He said that means that e-mails don’t have to be released to the public, but the governor’s office still has to preserve them and turn them over to the state archivist.
“They have an obligation as a public official to preserve their records,” Galvin said. “Electronic records are held to the same standard as paper records. There’s no question. They’re not in some lesser standard.” […]
In 2009, Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston was embroiled in controversy after one of his top aides, Michael J. Kineavy, acknowledged that he had deleted nearly every e-mail he sent or received over the previous five years.
It is quite the metaphor for Mitt Romney’s constantly-flip-flopping political career that his staff went to unique lengths to erase records from the Romney Administration (that were required to be preserved). It’s easy for Mitt Romney to be as “consistent as humans can be” when there is no historical record to compare himself to, huh?
But what of Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno calling it corruption? Where was that? That wasn’t in the Globe article!
Well, remember when Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s aide Michael Kineavy got in trouble for deleting e-mails? Well, a few RMGers opined on that scenario.
And Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno espoused one such opinion. When Attorney General Martha Coakley deferred to Secretary of State Bill Galvin for the initial investigation – as is proper protocol for this time of situation – Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno called Coakley an “Enabler of Corruption” in his promotion of the diary discussing the situation. Well, if Coakley not investigating initially made her an enabler of corruption, according to Eno, then he must believe that the deleting of e-mails and electronic records – the intentional destruction of what should be preserved public record – is corruption.
If Eno holds Team Romney to the same standard as he holds Coakley, Kineavy, and Menino (even though protocol dictated that it wasn’t even Coakley’s job to investigate at that stage!), then he must consider Team Romney’s destruction of whatever e-mails and other files that were on those servers and hard drives to be none other than Corruption.
Or is it OK that Team Romney destroyed public records because Romney is a Republican?