The High Price Of Trust

This type of thing is inevitable when citizens just don’t pay attention to their local governments. I used to argue all the time about this when I was a reporter. I’d say, “Look, if you owned a business, would you hire someone you barely knew, hand him the keys to the store and the cash register, and hand him the checkbook? Of course you wouldn’t. Yet voters do it all the time!”

I’m so cynical about this that when I read the story, I thought, “Well, at least they’re stealing the money in public. It probably adds up to the same amount they normally skim.”