Dana Milbank’s piece on Who’s to Blame for Flint in the Washington Post makes a compelling argument for Governor Rick Snyder’s culpability for the Flint debacle.
Two separate emergency managers appointed by the Governor made decisions that would come back to haunt the people of Flint. Local voices were ignored, Council votes disregarded, and control firmly placed in the hands of business minded cost cutters.
Governor Snyder, who once served as CEO of Gateway computers, neglected to impart on his emergency managers the differences between clean drinking water and the assembly process for a desktop computer.
Governing is hard. You can’t have people who hate Government be those who implement the solutions to make it better.