Purdue “President” Mitch Daniels has decided to move the office of public records just a stone’s throw from his office. He has also hired new legal counsel to oversee those pesky requests from journalists, private citizens, and lawyers.
Of course, there is a legal component to public records requests but strange isn’t it that Purdue managed for years without this step – Daniels comes in and changes it.
Could this be as a result of his “foot in the mouth” incidences in the past that were uncovered with public records requests? Remember the Howard Zinn flap and tell-tale email information uncovered involving Tony Bennett?