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Mitt has the magical power to delete anything he considers inconvenient, even retroactively
So yesterday we learned that despite Mitt Romney's pledge to run the most transparent Olympic Games in history, the archival records of the 2002 Winter Olympics are either under lock and key at the University of Utah's Marriott Library or have been completely destroyed. Now the Boston Globe reports:
But some who worked with Romney describe a close-to-the-vest chief executive unwilling to share so much as a budget with a state board responsible for spending oversight. Archivists now say most key records about the Games’ internal workings were destroyed under the supervision of a staffer shortly after the flame was extinguished at Olympic Cauldron Park, after Romney had returned to Massachusetts.

“Transparency? There was none with [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] when he was there,” said Kenneth Bullock, a committee member who represented the Utah League of Cities and Towns. “Their transparency became a black hole. It was nonexistent.”

But don't worry, Mitt Romney had nothing to do with that, because according to the campaign, he no longer worked at the Olympics:
According to Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul, “Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records.”
Well isn't that convenient ... Romney isn't to blame because he'd retired. Retroactively, no doubt. Is there nothing that he'll take responsibility for?

1:12 PM PT: Good point. Mitt Romney did take credit for saving the auto industry.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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