Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Tuesday, January 25, 2005


    Virtual Rubbernecking

    If you, like me, are absolutely captivated by the bureaucratic train wreck that is Boston's "Big Dig" project, here's the latest:

    An investigation of tunnel leaks in the Big Dig highway project was repeatedly hindered by officials of the top contractor and the state agency that manages it, says the retired judge who led the probe.

    State officials had too close a relationship with the private contractor, said retired probate court Judge Edward M. Ginsburg.

    "They were all married to each other," he told The Boston Globe.


    Corporate cronyism? In a solid Democrat state? Never.

    Posted by Tom, 1/25/2005 5:41:00 PM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...