Occasionally, even a blind squirrel will
find a nut. This page is dedicated to those lousy public officials who
occasionally will do a good deed that leaves those of us that are both
insiders and in the mainstream, scratching their heads wondering how it could
County Executive Scott
- After cutting the 2003 budget for
the Day Reporting Center, a cost effective rehabilitation
program which received matching funds (80% federal, 20% county),
Walker pledged not to veto a County Board budget amendment to
restore funding. Board actions resulted in long term
savings through reduced convict recidivism.
- Putting the budget online at least
until the board approved it. This allows the public and the
media easy access to the budget process in county government.
- Despite his nearly unquenchable
propensity to hire political
cronies, Walker hired a great non-partisan Parks Director in
"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home".
Edward R. Murrow