Monday, August 25, 2008

The Way the World Works

If you’re a Congresswoman, you can get the city to send out workers to try to save your home from flooding. Just ask Connie Brown (D-FL / Jacksonville).

If you’re simply the congresswoman’s next door neighbor, don’t expect your calls to be returned.

The more of the economy subject to government intervention, the more political connections will weigh in decisions prioritizing service.

Indeed, Adam Hollingsworth, Mayor John Peyton’s chief of staff, seems to have been working from a checklist of the politically connected.