He would have thought the idea was shiny.
Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees’ email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
Although Nixon would have blanched at the idea of trying to get a million bucks out of the Associated Press in the process. I mean, that’s just stupid. And, whatever else you can say about Nixon, you can say this: the man wasn’t stupid.
Via Jim Geraghty.