It doesn't seem so funny now.
Not So Private Business
Moonbats would be quick to point out only the complicity and greed of private businesses, involved in Big Dig construction. This doesn't fool anybody. All of these contracts are procured by political public sector palm greasing. State agencies and not-so-private private interests create a multi-billion dollar legalistic paper Hydra, which insulates everyone, both public and private from accountability. Much like our federal government bureaucracy, there is tongue wagging abound, with very little jail time for anyone. This was a marriage that could only be made by government shaking hands with government connected businessmen, instead of keeping its grubby hands out and contributing to checks and balances.
For anyone, who lives in a state without the curse of one or more state authorities; a state authority is a bureaucratic construct. It is an automaton, without control. Authorities were an ill-conceived attempt to provide private style business efficiency to government, after WWII. Without market checks and fiscal responsibility, there is nothing to prevent the inevitable bureaucratic meltdown. Authorities become expensive warehouses, to shelve the recipients of political nepotism and favoritism. They mercilessly draw off the resources of taxpayers and ratepayers. They do this without supply and demand control. They give politicians a convenient excuse to blame something other than themselves for undesirable graft driven behavior. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority killed a young woman last night, by negligent homicide.
Matt is the quintessential bureaucrat. He grabs all the glory and headlines, when he thinks things are going well, putting his name everywhere, at the ratepayer's expense. He instantly becomes a divergent singularity of blame, pointing to all outward directions from the space he occupies, when his own folly comes home to roost. Mitt Romney has been desperately trying to rid the state of this arrogant blob for several years now. But in an authority, the Governor has little authority. Matt's criminal negligence may change this situation.
This person is running for Governor of Massachusetts on the Democrat primary ticket. He is supposed to be the Attorney General for the state. Attorney general is the chief law enforcement officer. Here is how Tom has been diligently enforcing the law:
- Tom Reilly openly and publicly advocated for in state tuition rates for illegal aliens.
- Tom Reilly vigorously and vocally defied both state and federal immigration laws, by openly refusing to enforce the law.
- Tom Reilly directly interfered with the investigation of the drunk driving deaths of two young girls.
- Now, Tom Reilly is caught cautioning Matt Amorello, not to address the press, on a tragedy which everyone knew was inevitable. Within hours, he pledges to provide a deep criminal investigation.
This is just the type of politician Massachusetts is famous for. ( Cue fat Teddy ).
Yes. Tom Reilly wants to be Governor.
The Wrapped Sandwich
Congratulate all of the shrimp cocktail, caviar and champagne bureaucrats, folks. They all cost a young woman, her life. They all cost the taxpayers of the United States over fourteen billion dollars for a defective, leaky and crumbling boondoggle.
Just think. If we vote Democrat in November, we can have the same type of government, a synchronous harmony of public graft, private pandering and main stream media propaganda, to fill the leaks in the seams of public opinion. Then we can watch education, immigration and national security go straight to hell.