Destruction of public records should be an impeachable offense

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

As Yogi Berra would say, “It’s deja vu all over again.” Only four months after we learned Bush administration officials deleted thousands of e-mails from their servers between 2003 and 2005 in direct violation of the Presidential Records Act, we learn that a similar practice of destroying e-mails is occurring in Gov. Matt Blunt’s office in violation of Missouri’s Open Meetings and Records Law.