NY Times: Corrupticut,Ӕ Connection-icut,Ӕ CriminalicutӔ That֒s Us
In case youve been riveted on war news, you may have missed The New York Times story today on corruption in Connecticut. ItҒs worth a read.
Fortunately, Westport is not mentioned anywhere in the story thank goodness. It֒s one category we should be thankful that we’re not taking the lead in the state.
Nevertheless, the repeated cases of Connecticut corruption give all Nutmeggers a black eye. Its an argument for even more vigilance and openness on the part of all local officials, even those whose salary begins and ends with zero.
And for an especially watchful press corps.
Update: Saturday’s New York Times commented editorially on Connecticut’s scandals. After recounting the players and their deeds, it focused on Gov. John Rowland and concluded: “This is no time for a governor who is simply interested in trying to run out the clock.”