This from Yahoo! News:
RALEIGH, N.C. – Barack Obama, who’s been scolding Hillary Rodham Clinton for not hastening the release of records from her time as first lady, says he can’t step up and produce his own records from his days in the Illinois state Senate. He says he hasn’t got any.
“I don’t have â€” I don’t maintain â€” a file of eight years of work in the state Senate because I didn’t have the resources available to maintain those kinds of records,” he said at a recent campaign stop in Iowa. He said he wasn’t sure where any cache of records might have gone, adding, “It could have been thrown out. I haven’t been in the state Senate now for quite some time.”
Notice how he corrected the “I don’t have” to “I don’t maintain” before he told everyone he has no file for his eight years of service. I’ll bet this is true since you know full well that Hillary Clinton’s “people” are pouring through Obama’s records like white on rice. Looking for any embarrassing votes or positions.
The overt swipe at Hillary:
“Most of those guys do keep this stuff, especially the favorable stuff. They’ve all got egos,” said Taylor Pensoneau, a historian who has written about Illinois legislators and governors and worked with them as a lobbyist for the coal industry. “It goes in scrapbooks or maybe boxes. I don’t think it’s normal practice to say it’s all discarded.”
John Edwards has tried to get in on the party:
Meanwhile, the campaign of John Edwards â€” Clinton and Obama’s leading rival for the Democratic nomination â€” said Wednesday it will release the records from his single term representing North Carolina in the U.S. Senate.
Another desperate man trying to do anything he can to beat her in Iowa. Somehow I doubt releasing records will be the deal breaker to Democratic Iowa caucus voters.