Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cuomo's Moreland Commission hearings reminds me of a Fran Lebowitz quip

I think it was 2006 when Fran Lebowitz said that President Bush appointing an Iraq study group was like studying for a 3rd grade math test 3 years after it was given.  And then followed up by wondering where that study group would meet . . . at Windows on the World?

The Moreland Commission having Dan Alonso and Loretta Lynch provide testimony about corruption in New York State government reminds me of that math test.  You see both Alonso and Lynch have already taken the math test and failed.  How can I say that about these two well respected crime fighters?  Because I remember when they both served on Elliot Spitzer's Public Integrity Commission.  3rd grade? more like nursery school.

But lets just keep on making believe that if we do enough study groups on corruption in Albany somehow magically we will discover a magic bullet piece of legislation to cure the problem.

Or at least distract everyone from the fact that there is only one way to solve this problem and that is to change the ethics agency personnel once they have proven unfit for the task.


Even a 3rd grader could pass that test.

And how surprised are you that I even know who Fran Lebowitz is much less figured out a way to use her in my blog.

It isn't Proust Casey but for a jewish kid it's pretty close.

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