Saturday, November 01, 2008

Visibility 370, Governor’s Ethics Committee Lacks Credibility.

Bob La Trémouille reports:

1. Visibility 370, October 30, 2008.
2. Governor Creates Ethics Panel.
3. Follow Up to Governor.
4. The Governor Responds.

1. Visibility 370, October 30, 2008.

Marilyn did a visibility on Thursday to the usual good response.

2. Governor Creates Ethics Panel.

A message to Governor Patrick, left at this morning.


RE: Governor’s Ethics Committee Lacks Credibility

Senator Diane Wilkerson has been indicted for various unethical charges. She previously has received sanctions for ethics lapses.

You have now created an “ethics” panel to discuss ethics in government.

My impression as I have watched her has that she and the DCR feel very compatible to me.

I have no reason to think that money is changing hands.

The variety of techniques of lying that the DCR has used over the past eight years, however, has been nothing less than flabbergasting.

The DCR would never have gotten away with their many and ongoing items of destruction of the environment on the Charles River without their plethora of lying techniques.

I have filed repeated complaints with you.

Are you serious about ethics?

I doubt it.

I doubt very seriously that the ongoing pattern of multiple techniques of lying by the DCR will receive even the slightest notice by you or your committee. It certainly seems to have gotten no interest on your behalf.

I thus have no respect for the committee.

3. Follow Up to Governor.

I just left the following at the same address:

RE: Ethics Committee. DCR not as good as Wilkerson?


Following up my message of a few minutes ago, I have no reason to believe Senator Wilkerson is a liar.

4. The governor responds:

I received the following at about 1:30 pm. The header is omitted because it raises hell with this report for technical reasons.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts with Governor Patrick. The Governor values your opinions and enjoys hearing from people across the Commonwealth. Please know that your views are always welcome in this administration.

The Governor and his staff strive to review every piece of correspondence in a timely manner. If appropriate, we will forward your message to the appropriate staff member, department or the state agency that can best address your concerns.

If you need an immediate response, please call the Governor’s Office at 617-725-4005 to speak with a Constituent Services Aide. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with Governor Patrick. Stay involved and engaged...this is your government!