As a person who does lots of public requests, I can assure you that one of the things that makes the requests cost prohibitive is having them include useless documents and attachments. Here you can see it happening, they even have a name for it: a "Document Dump". For shame. Brian Burgess, who wrote the email suggesting the dump, besides being on Rick Scott's transition team, was the Republican Party of Florida communications director.
Christopher Kise (general council for Rick Scott's transition team) talks about transparency in the same breath he recommends the document dump. Some transparency, He concurs that they should bury the reporter in paperwork that she didn't ask for. What she asked for was very clear: emails. This is a rare look at the shit that goes on to thwart our access to information.
Also in the transition team's emails there was a reference to "FIX" what Scott said about blind trusts (a lie?):
Here is what they were upset about and needed to fix - -
Scott To Announce Blind Trust For His Millions (Jim Ash, Pensacola News-Journal) Rick Scott, the richest man ever
elected Florida governor, is about to announce how he intends to put a respectable distance between the first public office he's ever held and the private fortune that fueled his rise to the top. Scott, who spent more than $70 million of his own money on his campaign, said last week that he will take a familiar route to assure Floridians that the decisions he makes as governor will not conflict with his private interests. Scott has vowed not to accept the $132,000 annual salary that comes with the job. "I (will) put all my interests in a blind trust. I wouldn't make any other decisions than I'd normally make as governor," Scott said.