Transparent Government – Not.

The words politician and criminal have been long been synonymous but since the days of Tricky Dick many Americans have fought hard for open records laws and more transparent government. Great progress has been made and the Freedom of Information Act was a huge milestone. But politicians are constantly fighting back so keep their actions secret and ground is being lost again. He’s certainly not the only guilty one but Mitt Romney, who aspires to lead the country, is a frightening example of those who are trying to hide their actions from the public. This Reuters article has the basic facts. This one from the bloated MSNBC site puts a little more spin on the story.