Sunday, August 23, 2009

More truth, or the whole truth?

Expect more transparency in state government. If for no other reason than that virtually every candidate is promising transparency in exchange for your vote, and whoever gets elected is going to have to produce at least "some" more transparency.

It is fair to ask, how much more?

And, why not "complete"? Why don't we go clear to the end of the road? Why don't we take the giant step this year, instead of baby steps every year?

Consider the entire truth about the spending of your power and your resources. There is a line between the truth that must be told, and the truth that must not be told (there are specific exceptions provided in the law).

According to blogger Haussamen;

Referring to the litany of scandals, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish said the most recent indictments of Vigil-Giron and others are “further evidence of New Mexico’s need for an independent ethics commission and increased transparency in state government.” (emphasis added)

"Increased" a little, Ms Denish,
or "increased" all the way?

Where do you draw the line?

photo Mark Bralley

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