Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ethics, Political Appointees and Developers

You've heard it before so I'll keep it brief. Political appointee (Karen Hitchcock) resigns due to ethics investigation involving her and guess who?.......real estate developers! It seems she was out for some of that "personal gain". But here's the catch. In NY if you are committing crimes while on the state payroll all you have to do is quit and you can't be held responsible. Bit of a loophole. Perhaps Bob Dylan should go back and rewrite his lyric, "In Jersey anything's legal, as long as you don't get caught"?

Asked for a quote Hitchcock reportedly said "I could've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you pesky kids....oh wait...I did get away with it...thanks people of NY for funding my efforts!"