Hide the truth, waste our money - can re-election be what's at stake?
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Astonishment and alarm are the only two printable words I am thinking right now to describe what the V.I. Legislature is doing.
Senate President Ronald Russell's apparent belief that he can violate V.I. public information access laws is absurd.
Until now, "I didn't get the letter;" "So and so are working on it;" "He/she is on leave;" and "I'll get back to you," were obviously feeble attempts to skirt V.I. law, however technically legal they may have been.
Now it is a different story. That he can go to a judge, who is sworn to uphold V.I. law and ask that judge to validate his attempt as Senate President, sworn to uphold V.I law, to ignore/break V.I. law is beyond ludicrous.
Most, not all, senators know that precious re-election is hopeless if these documents get to the public. If Sen. Russell can stall long enough, it will become a moot point.
Since the taxpayers already paid for the initial problem, what's a few hundred thousand more for the senators to have taxpayers pay for lawyers and court time to keep their hope of another term alive?
- Andrew Young, St. Thomas