Friday, July 29, 2005

A Document Request for Senator Schumer

This is funny, and makes an excellent point about the Democrats' requests for protected or privileged documents from John Roberts' tenure in the Executive Branch. (HT: Power Line.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have thought the same thing about politicians in general for some time. We know that special interests provide information and expertise for bills in congress and it is not too difficult to think that their information is slanted towards their position. It also doesn’t take too much imagination to believe that politicians will respond kindly to the help they receive. That is human nature and is not necessarily graft, but there is no transparency as to the relationship between the lobbyist and the politician for the public. The senator’s or house member’s correspondence is not released for public review, however I don’t believe there is a basis for the information to be kept secret. But congress usually thinks that the executive branch has to offer up documentation that they would be horrified to think about releasing. Just a little hypocrisy on congress’s part, I would think. Maybe before elections there should be a freedom of information release of all politicians’ government records. Gee, that certainly would be entertaining. 

Posted by Al Reasin

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:15:00 PM  

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