Is This Open Government, David Dilworth?

“Do not construe this as a negotiation,” Dilworth added, “nor is it up for discussion. I am authorized to let you know that if you publicly elect to resign ‘for family’ or any other reason before we begin gathering signatures … the people who have already signed have agreed that the media and the general public never need know about you facing a recall effort.”

Cort said it was ironic that a man who purports to crusade for open government would write such a letter, offering to keep the reasons for his resignation secret.

“I got 200 e-mails saying what a vile thing for someone to do,” Cort said.

Is This Open Government, David Dilworth?