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Monday, May 12, 2008

Editorial on Idaho Ex-Governor's Records

The Spokesman-Review writes this editorial about former Idaho Governor Kempthorne's apparent refusal to allow the public to see his gubernatorial papers.
Says the S-R:

"The records are, after all, a product of the service Kempthorne performed on the public's behalf.

"The former governor's lawyer now says some of those documents might be exempt from disclosure and the past 24 months haven't been enough time to vet them to make sure that legitimately secret papers aren't released inadvertently. But Kempthorne seems to have a bias toward secrecy. His first instinct upon leaving Boise was to turn the records over to the University of Idaho to be sealed for 25 years. That's what he did with the records from his term in the U.S. Senate."