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Iowa GOP chairman launches open records request on Dem’s

This news story was published on April 15, 2014.
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Carroll Launches Formal Open Records Request, Seeks to End Government Oversight Committee’s Double-Standard

DES MOINES, Iowa- Former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem, and current Iowa GOP Chairman Danny Carroll today is requesting the documents and e-mails of Sen. Janet Petersen, Sen. Jack Hatch and Sen. Matt McCoy to determine what, if any, political motivations are behind the Government Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Department of Administrative Services.

“It strikes me as disingenuous for Democrats to launch a partisan investigation while hiding behind “legislative privilege” to never release their own communications,” said Carroll. “In the spirit of openness and transparency, I am formally asking these specific legislators to comply with the will of the people and turn over all pertinent documents.”

Carroll made the request via a formal open records request dated Monday, April 14, 2014.

Terms included within Carroll’s request include:

Hush Money
Mike Carroll
Danny Homan
Marcia Nichols
Dean Ibesen
Carol Frank
Tony Schultz
Ken Thornton

“This investigation risks becoming a farce if legislative Democrats fail to hold themselves to the same standards as the administration,” said Carroll. “The separation of powers should be held to the same level of common transparency. If these legislators have nothing to hide, I suggest they begin compiling the requested documents and immediately release them for the public to see. Let’s level this playing field and have a full examination of the facts on all sides.”

“Thus far, there are some who appear to be willing to stall the session as a political tactic, said Carroll.” It appears to me that recent efforts by the Senate Oversight Committee serve more as political posturing than in determining facts.

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17 Responses to Iowa GOP chairman launches open records request on Dem’s

  1. Mediator Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I’m reminded of the Looney Tunes cartoon wherein Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny are arguing in front of Elmer Fudd (in this metaphor, played by the public):

    “It’s Rabbit Season!”
    “It’s Duck Season!”
    “It’s Rabbit Season!”
    “It’s Duck Season!”

    Fudd ends up bagging neither.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      April 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Whatever the hell that means. Only a Democrat denies the truth.

    • Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

      April 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      I gotta agree with LVS. What the hell are you talking about anyway? Besides, it’s Wabbit season.

      • Mediator Reply Report comment

        April 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

        Indeed, Wabbit was more accurate, but I was trying to build the Rabbit(republican) and Duck (Democrat) metaphor.

        Now that I see my efforts were confusing to you guys, I should have just not said anything rather than butcher a classic.

    • Mediator Reply Report comment

      April 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      You guys are probably trying too hard.

      It’s just that each side always tries to paint a target on the other, and as soon as they are in the sights, they point out the other side.

      And we (as Fudd) never learn well enough to get rid of them. We let ourselves get confused and vote back in the trouble we say we don’t like.

      Oh, and LVS, that Democrat crack was what, exactly? I don’t understand what democrat you are saying is denying the truth.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      April 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

      @maybe-I knew Reid was a slimeball that I consider a traitor who should be run out of the country but I didn’t realize he was this bad. They all learn from Obama. Thank you for the information.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        April 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

        I used to live in Nevada and I’m here to tell ya that harry reid has been crooked LONG before Obama was senator.

  2. badpontiac Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Hey Matt! How about somthing on the Bundys out in Nevada and our corrupt government behind it.