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"The Fix" is still in, new
community college trustees interview only 1 person for Prez...
and guess what?
He got the job!
(Aug 8, 2007)
Boise, ID – Oooh, Margie, pour yourself
another hot cup of Rocket Java. The newly "gamed" trustees of the
newly "gamed" Community College called the College of Western Idaho (CWI)
just "gamed" a new interim president for $120,000 - $160,000 per year.
Why do we say "gamed?"
According to the Idaho Statesman, only one person was interviewed and then
immediately chosen for the job. Wouldn't it be standard procedure to
post this new position on the Internet and then interview candidates from
around the country? Of course not. That's not the way we do
business in Boise. First we "fix" the election process, then we "fix"
the choice of trustees, and then we "fix" the choice of Prez.
Ya-yess, girl friends, just
like everything else in Boise's Culture of Corruption, the "fix" is still
in, from the unconstitutional Ada County Courthouse construction, to the
failed $136 million University Place fiasco, to Ada County questionably
using Eminent Domain to condemn and take back its own property (in 4 court
cases, 2 merged into 1, with 1 still pending) AND pay Cryptic Partners over
$3 million for retail space for which Cryptic has received about zero
dollars ($0.00) over the last five years (OK, so you sold a coupla salami
sandwiches at the now defunct deli downstairs at the "condemned" new Ada
County Courthouse, complete story coming up soon), to Boise Mayor Dave
Bieter and the Boise City Council hiring -- in a conflict of interest
position -- a lobbying firm to rip off American taxpayers for Porky Pig
projects in Boise, Idaho.
The question, once again, is
not whether new Prez Dennis Griffin, current executive director of the BSU
West campus, is competent, available or a nice guy. The question is:
THE POLITICAL PROCESS. The presidency of the Treasure Valley's newly
"gamed" community college is a public position, not private enterprise in
which Bill Gates can choose his high school or college buddies to become CFO
or Marketing Manager at Microsoft.
The problem is, too many little politicians in provincial Boise think they
are above the law, that the ends justify the means, that their "ends," which
rhymes with "friends," are the only possibility, and so they resort to "the
fix." The worse part is, the current offenders openly flaunt their "fixes"
as if they were virtues instead of the vices they really are. And you
can bet this latest fix won't be the last fix. I'm waiting for Trustee
Hess to hire his cocker spaniel as head janitor at CWI for $500,000 per year
plus veterinarian benefits and two 401(k) doggie bon-bons a week. -- FM Duck
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