-- who recently became a top Vatican official -- was until 2005 archbishop of San
Francisco. Here, Levada is known as "a key architect of the church's
of keeping abuse allegations secret, protecting abusive priests, and
punishing church whistleblowers," Smith wrote in his column.
Rather than allow those files to go public, Harris has hidden behind her
apparent duties not to release records that might undermine an
investigation (in this case, the investigation has been long closed),
expose victims to publicity they don't want (it's called redaction), or
unfairly malign the innocent (uh huh).
Point is, the public is better served, and pedophiles and their protectors may be more accountable, if those files are released. But rather than expose actual pedophiles and their protectors,
Harris has said she'll take steps to ensure other people hold aspiring sex offenders accountable.
"As Attorney General, I'll target online sex offenders and set safety
standards for social networking sites, like Facebook, because right now, they're just not safe." she says in her new ad."We need to get smart on crime."
Smart only gets you so far, Kamala.