More lies, deceit and cover-up from the most secretive president in US history. Legitimate media actually believes Obama might sign a release ........ what are they smoking?
Obama’s Columbia Records
Editorial of The New York Sun | October 10, 2012
It looks like President Obama will go to the polls for the last time with the voters still in the dark in respect of his years at Columbia University. The question mark over that period of his life has always rankled us. The New York Times in 2007 assigned one of its finest reporters, in Janny Scott, to scour the university for clues in respect of the president. No doubt she came up against the same stone wall that our Ross Goldberg came up against — namely the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which Columbia has cited to excuse its refusal to divulge any of the information it holds on the president it supports for re-election.
The New York Sun
GIFT TO HISTORY: A draft waiver, authored by The New York Sun, under which President Obama could enable Columbia University to release whatever information it holds on him.
When we inquired, which was in 2008, Columbia couldn’t have been more tightlipped if it were holding details of war-time troop movements. Reported Mr. Goldberg: “A spokesman for the university, Brian Connolly, confirmed that Mr. Obama spent two years at Columbia College and graduated in 1983 with a major in political science. He did not receive honors, Mr. Connolly said, though specific information on his grades is sealed.” That is really about limit of what the voters will know from the Columbia administration about the future president’s years there, unless he signs some sort of waiver to authorize the rapid release of what the university has on file.
To mark the principle, the Sun offers herewith a draft waiver that we believe the president could sign to enable the press and the voters to get a look at his undergraduate record. The president hasn’t signed it. We are not lawyers, and are not offering legal advice. But it looks to us like this ought to address Columbia’s concerns in respect of federal law. The law was spearheaded years ago by one of our favorite political figures, James Buckley, who won his set on the Conservative line in the Empire State. Whatever merits FERPA might or might not have, it was never intended to cast a secret cover over the record of individuals we elect to the highest office in the land.