Editorial: Alabama Governor ran on ‘transparency’ but now demands silence

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley rolled into office on the promise of "transparency."

"Transparency promotes government accountability, and as elected officials, we are held accountable for our decisions by the people we serve," he said. It was like his motto.

Alabama "deserves transparency in everything we do." Yep.

''If you have things to hide, then maybe you're doing things wrong."

''I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.'' '

'I believe in transparency."

Yep, yep yep.

He even made a big deal — over and over again — of releasing his tax returns. But all of that changed. Continue…