I can't help but think back on all of the seeming distancing IT Director Sandy Cole did at the Jan. 3 Public Safety meeting between her department and unsecure computers elsewhere. This just reinforces my perception that there was some bureaucratic ass covering on the 3rd. And what of her explanation that IT employees take laptops home so they can be available 24 hours a day? Was the security official staying in his car in the driveway all night to be available? And finally, someone in the Mayor's Office needs to explain why no one was told about this event for an entire week; not even Council Members knew until the media asked them today. Why was it necessary to keep this story on the down-low? Did they think it would take the wind out of the Mayor's new initiative?