Edmonson deserves no credit Monday, Sep 22 2014
It’s still manure!
There’s not much I can add to my buddy Tom Aswell’s commentary about the Baton Rouge newspaper’s sucking up to State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson.
It’s obvious that the editorial writer had no knowledge of the facts (Including the spelling of Edmonson’s name.) about the matter which the editorial was written. That’s hardly surprising because the Advocate mostly ignored the matter.
What got to Tom and others who followed this scandal was this statement in the editorial:
It is to the credit of Col. Mike Edmondson (sic) and Master Sgt. Louis Boquet, of Houma, that they declined to accept the raise because of irregularities in its passage. Advocate, September 19, 2014.
First, I never saw or heard any plans by Boquet to decline the raise. That was a point I made in some of my commentaries about why SB 294 had to be declared unconstitutional.
Second, as Tom points out, Edmonson only declined the extra $55k a year in retirement benefits after being caught with his hand in the cash register.
Using that logic, if one robs a convenience store, but gives the money back after being caught, the Advocate would give the robber “credit” for not spending the money.
This effort to put perfume on manure might make it smell better, but just like the Advocate’s editorial, it is still manure.
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