Saturday, March 20, 2010


Be careful what you ask for. You might receive it at 4 p.m. on a Friday.

That was the case with the classic document dump by the Secretary of State's office yesterday. Reporters had requested documents including e-mails from recently resigned Elections Bureau director A.J. Salazat in his final weeks in office.

The price tag for the batch of 400-plus pages was more than $100.

Sounds like a lot, but Magic Marker ain't cheap. And the copies made for reporters used a lot more toner than your normal document. A good majority of the e-mails were redacted -- in some cases even the subject line was marked out.

Read my story about it HERE