Monday, February 15, 2016

Sen. Michael Sanchez cannot. Or, he will not.

Imagine; you walk into Sen. Michael Sanchez' law office to meet with him.

You explain that

  • you are in charge of an endeavor employing 30,000.  And further, 
  • you have a code of ethics and specific standards of conduct and competence, and that 
  • you are interested in holding every employee from the least to the most, actually and honestly accountable to those ethics and standards.
You ask the senator and long time lawyer;
If I paid you enough money, can you design a system that provides honest to God accountability to meaningful standards of conduct and competence while those employees are at work?
Then you ask him;  
And will you?
Ethics reform? We don't
need no stinkin' reform!
I'm going to suggest that Sanchez'
answer to the first question would
be; oh yeah, hell yeah, I can do that.

The answer to the second question,

after it occurs to him that he himself
would be held accountable to
meaningful standards of conduct
and competence, under his system,
would be different.

He'd show you the door.

Sen. Sanchez can reform government and end the cultures of public corruption and incompetence in state government, he just doesn't want to.

And, the people aren't ready yet, to rise up and make him.

photo Mark Bralley

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