Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Uncle Clancy says, "Eat your broccoli..."

And listen to your daddy:
At the same time, everyone needs to remember that this recovery is going to be a decade long process, not a quick fix. Equally important is the notion that just because we don't see cranes in the sky, that doesn't mean the work of recovery isn't getting done.

Truth is, every recovery project takes a lot of advance planning, designing, paperwork and double-checking before construction begins. That's true even for private-sector projects, but it applies doubly so in the public sector — particularly where federal grants are involved.

So just shut up and go play with that toy he brought you:
A key element of hope is patience, which brings us back to the notion that this recovery is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Meanwhile, citizens can track the quiet (for now) progress of several hundred public recovery projects online by clicking the orange recovery ribbon in the upper-right-hand corner of the city's Web site (

Don't tell me that I was the only Gambit reader who thought that the commentary was a patronizing piece of crap.

I'll try to return to this subject in a future post, but I seem to recall the mayor saying that the city's recovery couldn't wait for a forensic audit. He said that during a debate two years ago. We finally got the results of a 2006 audit in January of this year. As far as I can tell, none of the problems that it uncovered have yet been addressed. I guess that implementing sound financial policies and accounting procedures is a marathon, not a sprint.

Every Gambit commentary is a patronizing piece of crap. You should be used to it by now.
Yeah, but I found this one especially so.
It was totally a patronizing piece of crap - that was my exact reaction when I read it.
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