Thursday, June 24, 2010

Milwaukee County Board: 'See Us Fail'

It's a victory for inside-baseball and small-mindedness:

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors chooses to censure a member for disclosing the truth about a horrible sexual-assault situation at a county-run mental health facility.

That's the priority?

TMJ4 says this is the first such action in the Board's history!

Talk about missing the point, or the boat.

If you are old enough to remember the Walt Kelly's cartoon strip "Pogo," then you will remember its signature line: "We have met the enemy and he is us."

A majority of supervisors, behaving cartoonishly, ought to slap that crystal clear self-definition on their taxpayer-paid stationery and websites.

I suspect that there are some ancillary and personal and probably out-dated scores being settled in this over-the-top, disproportionate, self-parodying 'solution.'

This is not the Board's finest hour.

Rather, it's one it its worst, and the next time another unit of government disrespects the Board for one action or position or another, the Board should take a look back at its ridiculous action today and realize it has no one to blame for its diminished reputation but itself.

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