Tuesday, February 22, 2005

"I Believe I Can Fly"

Thanks to Ralph for the tip...

Pat Gauen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch rags on Joe Brunsvold, Blago's DNR director, for taking personal helicopter trips on the taxpayer dime, including two pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota. G-Rod scolded Brunsvold, but didn't fire him.

A certain amount of this stuff goes on in any large organization, but Rod is running the danger of the little things becoming emblems of a pattern of using public offices and public money for personal perks and kickbacks. Once this perception gets cemented--and Rod's at a disadvantage because he is the son-in-law of powerful Chicago ward boss--he's going to have a hard time changing the perception.

If you're interested in the lyrics to the R. Kelly song I Believe I Can Fly...


Post a Comment

<< Home