Far more interesting than the original fight over discretionary funds is the aftermath. There is lots of Monday morning quarterbacking going on and lots of insider conspiracy theory trip trap being cited.
Several things really bother me. The first is that I think that some on the BOCS now see a colleague as being all tumbled in to what was being said on the blogs. I don’t think that Mr. Candland was part of the blog gossip. I hope I am right. I think he learned to avoid that like the plague. Additionally, it seems that Mr. Candland’s reform efforts really weren’t finger pointing but seeking correction where correction was needed. I say that as one who didn’t even like his entire resolution. However, it was a start–a place to begin discussion. Unfortunately, the BOCS felt it was a place to end discussion, so we now have perfectly ridiculous rules that don’t address any of the problems.