Monday, June 27, 2005

Governor's appointees get schooled

Indiana's recent flap over closing Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices around the state is an interesting opportunity for school people. It's an opportunity to watch a political fiasco unfold without having a dog in that fight.

The governor has surrounded himself with presumably talented people who don't have much political experience.

Mr. Silverman, Daniels appointed head of Indiana's license branches (BMV) was a former CEO and he is experiencing the frustration of no one caring what he used to do or how efficient his new plan is.

What our administration is finding out is that "efficiency" is NOT an end value for society. Efficiency is a means to other ends.

Out in the hinterlands of Hoosierville, patrons are telling the government that sometimes local service is more important to them then efficently saving money just for the government to spend on someone else's pet project.


At Wednesday, June 29, 2005, Blogger EdWonk said...

I agree. It's nice to not to have a dog in the fight for a change.

I wish that we could get some of that out here in California.


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