The Times Union has written yet another editorial on ethics and specifically the failed ethics reform known as JJOKE
You can read it here http://blog.timesunion.com/opinion/an-ethical-work-in-progress/33825/
But it's basically just a luke warm rewrite of previous editorials like http://blog.timesunion.com/opinion/more-silence-from-jcope/33677/
or here http://blog.timesunion.com/opinion/not-this-again-mr-cuomo/21970/ where the Times Union stated in 2012 "it’s obvious that the governor and lawmakers must scrap the sham that is JCOPE and replace it with a truly independent board"
Compare that to todays editorial almost 3 years later "The governor and lawmakers should make it a priority to improve on their imperfect work"
In reading the Times Union's opinion you could believe JJOKE has improved in the last 3 years It hasn't. The Times Union like most good government groups and JJOKE commissioners just can't remember the past so like Charly Brown they just keep landing on their ass when Lucy/Andrew pulls the football away.
This time they actually take Patty Salkin's poor excuse for a review panels work as legitimate completely ignoring the nature of it's conflicts and lack of interest in properly performing it's function and build off of a deeply flawed and poorly researched report to say JJOKE needs improvement. You were closer to the truth 3 years ago scrap JJOKE.
IT'S THE PEOPLE STUPID
In this case it will come down to the next executive director.
I've applied but can't even get JJOKE to acknowledge receipt of the application much less get an interview.
In case the Times Union crack editorial staff can't figure it out the next executive director will be Cuomo lackey Kevin Gagan.
Here's an idea compare Gagan to Grandeau and then ask JJOKE to do the same let's see what happens.
keep writing the same editorial for the next 3 years and I'll keep making bank and writing the same blogs I've been writing for the last 5 years.
On the positive side it does appear that while the idea hasn't changed the writing of the editorials is original which given Casey Seiler's reporting habits is a vast improvement
Casey "cut and paste" Seiler Good nickname huh?