Friday, June 30, 2006

The Poor Bastards. . . Could be

This post on Townie Bastard called The poor bastards... helps put matters into perspective. It's easy to get lost in the details as each day brings new breathless revelations and extended news reports.

But what exactly is going on and how can we sort out what is true, false or spin?

This is the most difficult kind of situation to work out because the media are on it like a pack of rabid dogs, the subjects of the investigations are articulate and well-defended.

I'm concerned that the political class has every interest in limiting the scope of the digging while offering to the public the solution-to-end-all-solutions to the problem as they've defined it. And they can look sincere and disappointed while doing it.

I'm not sure I want them to define what the problem is, exactly, and I know I don't want to see "solutions" imposed in an ad hoc way. After all, we still don't have all the information yet. How can we have solutions imposed without full disclosure of all the facts?

There is only one way we'll hear and see it all: a full and complete public inquiry.

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