Newspaper editorial on Bush and National Archives
Here the possibilities they list from Bruce Craig, executive director of the National Coalition for History:
# January 2005 will make 12 years since the elder President Bush left office. After 12 years, some presidential records can be opened to the public. The nationâ€™s archivist is in charge of that process. Itâ€™s possible that Bushâ€™s son may not be in office next year.
# Also, records of the Sept. 11 Commission are scheduled to be transferred to the National Archives after the commission finishes its work and disbands later this year. Again, the archivist controls the speed at which those records see daylight.