Thursday, August 28, 2008

Just a brief comment

Across the pond in Seattle, a little firestorm is brewing. It seems Richard McIver, a Seattle City Councilman, was fined $1,000 for an ethics violation, related to a time he used his position to award city contracts to friends of his. He paid the fine without much complaint. Only he used the city's own money to pay his fine. The taxpayer's money, that is. And he doesn't seem to see anything wrong in that.

"'It is regrettable that I am now caught in the middle of a disagreement over the interpretation of the law,' McIver said in [a] statement."

That's what all this comes down to: a little disagreement over legal interpretation.

And people wonder why we don't trust politicians. . .

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