October 03, 2005

That line keeps repeating in my head

So New Orleans Mayor Nagin has appointed a committee to oversee reconstruction. This is a different committee than the one appointed by the city council to oversee reconstruction. And then, not to be outdone, Governor Blanco has appointer her very own committee to oversee reconstruction.

More hands muddying the money trail, more people to blame when questions arise. These folks are old pros at the grand con game called corrupt government.

I'm reminded of the movie Operation Petticoat. Cary Grant was the skipper of a submarine, and Tony Curtis was his "supply" officer who specialized in creative larceny to get things done. During an air raid, the supply troops headed out, saying "In confusion, there is profit."

True words.

Posted by Ted at October 3, 2005 08:45 PM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs

wait a minute... where's the oversight committee to oversee these 3 committees?

Posted by: michele at October 4, 2005 09:02 AM

Great movie, forgot the quote until you mentioned it. Very true, especially in that circumstance. Idjits.

Posted by: Silver Blue at October 4, 2005 02:06 PM
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