Apparently the answer is "You don't need to know".
Attorneys for three Texas newspapers are expected to appear in district court here today in an attempt to force the Texas Department of Public Safety to release travel records of Gov. Rick Perry's security detail.
Publishers of the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News and the Austin American-Statesman are suing DPS, alleging that the agency that provides protection to the governor has violated the Texas Public Information Act by refusing to turn over requests for travel vouchers and expenses filed by members of the governor's security detail.
"These vouchers are manifestly public information, and there is no legal basis for withholding them from disclosure," attorneys for the newspapers said in court documents.
The Texas attorney general's office, which represents DPS, has said the documents should be exempt from public release because they could pose a security risk to the governor, his family, and others traveling with him, attorneys for the state said in court documents.
Bill Christian, attorney for the three newspapers, said Wednesday he did not see how the documents, coming months or even years after the governor's trips, would pose a security danger to anyone.