Barbour “has no intention” of ensuring accountable government

Barbour’s idea of open government too costly, according to Dewey E. McKee in a letter-to-the-editor published in the Mississippi Leader Call.

“Proof of the governor’s refusal to assist in strengthening the laws to convince the people that public records are offered freely and heartily is the ‘staggering bill’ of $14,170.48 that his office recently presented to The Clarion-Ledger for making available a few copies of e-mails.”

McKee goes on, “Not one penny should be paid for access to these records and the stubbornness and arrogance displayed by members of the governor’s staff turns the clock back in time to the days when the people, for fear of reprisal action, did not dare question public officials on their wrongful decisions.”

The only thing that remains is for Mr. McKee to start blogging.

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