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Closed to the General Public

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, August 17, 2007

Closed to the General Public

August 17, 2007

Question: if someone is running for president based on her record as first lady, wouldn’t you want to know more about that record? I would. But Hillary Clinton will not release nearly two million documents covering her White House years until after the 2008 election.

All of the records are locked up at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. Though we know a lot about her failed attempt to socialize health care, there are at least 1,000 documents involving her work that have been censored by archives staff. Now, some confidential advice should be kept from the public eye, but given the Clintons’ record of – shall we say – partial truths and outright lies, the public has a right to see as many of these documents as possible so they might pass judgment on her fitness to be president and get a better idea what she has in mind for the country should she win the election.

You may recall Mrs. Clinton’s billing records from the Rose Law Firm disappeared when subpoenaed and magically appeared in the White House private quarters. If what is in these documents tell us more about Mrs. Clinton and her plans for us, we need to know, now or very soon.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.