Sunday, May 03, 2015

$420K misspent and "Oversight can always improve ..."

The understatement of the year, according to the Journal, link; came from Michael Sandoval, Director of NM DOT Transportation Programs.

That, after suggesting that the $400K misspent under his oversight was a relative pittance; only "a fraction" of the $33M that could have been misspent.

If under Sandoval, oversight can always improve,
then under Sandoval, oversight is always inadequate.

Self oversight is oxymoronic.
Subordinate oversight is oxymoronic.

If we want to end the cultures of corruption and incompetence that characterize government in New Mexico, we are going to have to provide external oversight and impose real consequences on those who cannot or will not protect public interests and resources.

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