"Denham said the government has been carrying out business orally, without leaving paper records.
But Les says that's always been the practice.
"I think it's very much, you know, the way business has always been conducted," Les said.
"There have always been oral meetings that don't have much of a paper trail. I don't think that's anything particularly new," he said.
Les says he often sees staff using their government-issued Blackberries. But, he says, if he doesn't want something to wind up in the media, he's always careful about what he sends."
Is a government a business? I think not. I am not paying for these unmitigated schmucks to do shitty things in secret with my money. That election can not come soon enough.