I wasn't sure how seriously to take recent state Assembly reform, but this quote from NYCO gives me some hope:
Publicly pretending to reform is a big first step toward actual reform. So even the most cynical person has to see this as a good day, I think. A reform half finished is a reform that the majority powers that be can't use to their self-serving advantage. The next step is to enable/goad/force minority legislators to take advantage of the confusion.
I especially like that first line - "Publicly pretending to reform is a big first step toward actual reform." I'm feeling hopeful suddenly. We'll see how long it lasts.
There's a lot more worth pondering where that came from.Posted by simon at January 11, 2005 7:15 PM in politics (state)