I don't see a valid reason for doing this, but just for the sake of conversation let's say there is a valid reason. Or, at least let's say it doesn't hurt anything.
What the hell kind of unaware moron doesn't know this won't go well if publicized? You're in a position of authority, and are supposed to be educated and responsible and better aware of the nuances of the world than the average schmuck, and it never occurs to you that this will not spin well should the media and the public find out? Seriously.