Friday, August 24, 2012

Editorial: "Meeting Memories" @ Lawrence Journal World

CRIME SYNDICATE DEFENSE: "TO THE BEST OF MY RECOLLECTION"


... Taylor reported that his investigation of the meetings was hampered by the fact that most of the legislators who were questioned had what the DA referred to in his report as a “collective inability to remember specifics” about any of the dinners they attended. They couldn’t remember what issues were discussed or who discussed them. They remembered that the meetings included question-and-answer sessions with the governor, but they couldn’t remember who posed questions or any of the topics of those questions.

Really. Even if there was a cocktail hour before dinner, it’s hard to believe that so many legislators were a total blank about what the governor, the elected leader of their party, had to say about any issues on the legislative agenda. ...

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