Saturday, August 22, 2009

Denish runs the same old flag up a different pole.

Lt Gov Diane Denish laid a plan on the table on July 9th, link.

As I far as I can tell, it represents the sum total of her plan to end the culture of corruption in state government.

In the light of the recently announced scandal involving former Secretary of State Vigil-Giron, Denish has redrawn attention to her plan, link.

In as much as it is the sum total of her plan to end the culture of corruption; it is fair to point to some serious shortcomings; there still is no mention of funding the Office of the State Auditor adequately enough to allow the State Auditor, Hector Balderas, to forensically audit corruption out of existence.

It is fair to point out as well, the Denish is applying no pressure at all, to see her plan implemented now, rather than later.

I was particularly moved by a line from a movie about a black college debating team. The subject of the debate was the end of discrimination and when that would take place.

The subject of the current debate is; shall we really end the culture of corruption, and if so, when shall we do it?

"the right time, to do the right thing, is always right now"

photo Mark Bralley

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