Barnstable County government asks its 'inventors' to judge them
Like sending the foxes to guard our hen house
We all know how good committees are are creating things. After all, a camel is a horse designed by a committee.
We remembered that saying and re-made the Rube Goldberg cartoon above when we read this Barnstable Patriot story on Thursday last:
Rauschenbach, O'Leary open to co-chairing county review.
The story said that the County Commissioners had voted to form a special review commission to evaluate county government, using as an outline a statement from the Cape Cod Business Roundtable and they were going to ask former State Senators Henri Rauchenbach and Rob O'Leary to judge the worth of the very organization they helped create lo those many moons ago.
These are both good guys, and as honest as one can hope for in anyone who spends his entire career in politics and other publicly paid jobs, but really, they created the Cape Cod Commission, and now they can fairly judge its merits of lack there of.
Who is kidding whom?
Do their successors at the commission there really think the taxpayers on Cape Cod believe they can be fair in their analysis.
Isn't this the same as asking Goldman Sachs to judge the financial industry's responsibility for America's worse recession.
I can't help being reminded of what famous bank robber Willy Sutton answered when he was asked why he robbed banks.
He replied, "It's where they keep the money."