Susanthe, a blue blogger whom I've taken disagreed with in this past, hits the jackpot today with her blog entitled Be Careful What You Wish for.
I was going to post something similar here, but rather than take the time or refer you to what she wrote, I feel eithically sound in copying what she says here. That's what I'm doing.
Not for a minute do I buy into Speaker Bill O'Brien's desire to expand the House Grievance committee. Most people I talk with think the committee should not exist at all. It's legislative intrusion into the judicial branch. The fact that O'Brien wants to up to ante is simply another reason he should never be returned as Mt. Vernon Rep, let alone speaker.
Here's what susante has to say:
Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 13:11:05 PM EDT
It seems that Speaker O'Brien wants to create an Inspector General's Office to provide "oversight and transparency" in our state government.
This summer, there have been allegations of a cover-up at the state Liquor Commission involving thousands of dollars in missing wine and a nepotism scandal at the Office of Employment Security.
"When we look at all the minor scandals that are coming up, there should be a branch of government that says, 'What's going on here?'" O'Brien said.
Apparently it hasn't occurred to O'Brien that his administration and his office could be investigated as well. The Bob Meade debacle. The DJ Bettencourt scandal. The nepotism in his office, with his business ties to DJ, and his hiring of DJ's wife. His refusal to allow a reporter into a press conference. These are all things that should be investigated vigorously.
It seems likely that O'Brien thinks that this is an office that he would have immunity from - and would be under his thumb.
But other questions linger - doesn't this fall into the category of GROWING our gummint, thereby making it BIG gummint?