Originally Posted by RubberSponge
Uh, gee. Don't know where to start. I'm not a fan of Obama. Don't hate the guy either. I view him as just another politician like Bush, Clinton, or Reagan. Anyway, his school records are not sealed, they just aren't a matter of public record. There is a distinct difference. A school like Harvard I'm sure would safeguard the students right to privacy to the fullest extent. You say sealed, I say a universities legal obligation to uphold that students right to privacy.
Why would I call you racist? Where the hell did that come from? To just randomly state that seems a tad bit paranoid.
As far as the websites go I'm sure I could find 2 million sites calling GWBush a war criminal and his family part of the third reich. Doesn't mean it's true.
I think the rub is that many in politics have had their records leaked to the press (Palin, etc.). You are correct that it isn't like looking up property assessments, but more like medical records. They are considered confidential and are not supposed to be released without the consent of the individual.