Secretary of State Trey Grayson joined the government transparency movement because he saw it as the right thing to do. Education Commissioner Jon Draud should do it so he doesn’t have to get his butt kicked again.
It has been widely reported in the last week that Draud ordered $13,000 in extras for his taxpayer-provided car, then lied about it, then said it was no big deal, and today agreed that it was a bad idea that he will reimburse us for.
This all happened because Louisville Courier Journal reporter Toni Konz got a tip and did an open records request. If, instead, Draud knew his little goody grab would be posted to the internet along with everything else he does on the job, he would not have faced the temptation to try to get one over on the taxpayer.