Why does this smell of a slam at Romney?
Because the internet insures that the things you say before a camera no longer vanish into a network archival vault.
Be prepared for more of the same. There are many cases of child molestation that have been covered up by the mormon church.
It involves Mormons ~ and a problem others have identified in the way they work with Boy Scouting. Higher level folks assign lower level men to work with the troops. Losing part of the voluntary effort expected in the rest of Boy Scouting can result in a failure of the governing body to properly review the behavior of the adults, particularly when every member of the troop board answers to the same higher authority.
I am sure the Mormons will get right on that problem pretty soon ~ after the next 20,000 lawsuits targeting their troops.
Currently I think about 1/3 of total Boy Scout membership involves Mormon church (stake) sponsors.
The Roman Catholic have/had a similar problem with wayward priests. When everyone answers to the same bishop, you really only have one guy on the job of keeping the perverts away from the kids.
They've gone through immense gyrations to fix the problem.
“Why does this smell of a slam at Romney?”
It is killing 2 birds with one stone; an attack on Mormons in general (as some sort of secretive cult) and an attack on the Boy Scouts ban of homosexual Scout leaders.
If you're talking about the timing of this act of the Oregon Supreme Court, or the act itself, then I'd have to disagree.
An Oregon Court first ordered these records disclosed back in April 2010. The BSA appealed and they've now lost at the Oregon Supreme Court in due time.