Sally "I honestly and sincerely abhor violence" is quoted in the DMR today:
"When I discovered FERPA was the reason we weren't turning over the documents, I said, 'That's not a good enough reason,' " Mason said.
I'm in a bit of a hurry, and I apologize for littering the site with too many entries, but I count at least four (?) lies here. This, in an interview after she was just read the riot act at an emergency board meeting. This woman truly believes she is untouchable by any obligation to tell the truth. Has she been going to faculty meetings so long that she doesn't realize she was read the riot act? Is that possible? Anyhow:
1. The P-C's publication of the letter brought it to the board's attention, not the violence-abhorring Mason.
2. Oh, she was a violence-abhorring ombudswoman watchdog of her own process, who investigated and discovered the suppression of this document? Just in time? Whew. Way to go, SuperPrez. As in, if it weren't for her, the board never would have known about the letters? Gosh, she deserves a raise, and not just for being honestly and sincerely abhorring of violence. She is honestly and sincerely abhorring of lying to her board.
3. Why, she honestly and sincerely had no idea that the documents had been suppressed; after all, they were in her files, and somebody else does the filing, you know, and why would she dirty her regal fingers and ruin a happy talk meeting by saying to her GC: "Look me in the eye and tell me there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that we have held back from the board. Because if we have suppressed anything, anything at all about this radioactive disaster, we are all toast and deservedly so."
4. She directly contradicts what she just told the board, where she said that it was she who determined that FERPA was cause to suppress the document. Check out her prepared statement to the board. You can't reconcile it to this statement. One of them, evidently, is not so sincerely honest.