12 May 2010

Taugher on Westlands and Corruption

Corruption, n. When someone uses political office for private gain.

Taugher says:
A former Bush administration official [Manson] whose tenure was marked by systematic attempts to weaken endangered species protections has gone to work for a powerful California farm district [Westlands] that has the same aim in the Delta.
I'll put it this way: Show me that this is NOT corrupt.


  1. Perhaps I'm obtuse, but I don't understand how using your previous experience (whether that is in public service or private industry) to get a paying job is corrupt. Is there more to this story that I'm not seeing?

  2. @CRG -- it's not experience, but contacts and not contacts per se, but contacts that help your new employer get around laws. There's a LOT of wiggle room with laws and regulations, and a personal touch can give WWD more benefits than *should be* on the table. Oh, and don't think that I don't know that it takes two to tango and that the folks in gov't -- with power -- have to accede to corrupt practices, or, as they say "undue influence."


Read this first!

Make sure you copy your comment before submitting because sometimes the system will malfunction and you will lose your comment.

Spam will be deleted.

Comments on older posts must be approved (do not submit twice).

If you're having problems posting, email your comment to me