Jindal is opposing a bill that would require nearly all of his office to comply with the same public records laws as other state agencies. He cites a need to hide from the public papers and records, as part of executive privilege.
Other governors have opposed similar attempts at openness over the years. But they didn't campaign, as Jindal did, on ethics and cleaning up Louisiana's image. Jindal fails to mention that Louisiana ranks dead last on a list of the public's ability to scrutinize documents in the governor's office.