07 May 2009

Nobody Does it Better

Trooper 1 - "That guy's going 76; should we pull him over?"
Trooper 2 - "It's just a Camry. Let's wait for a nicer car."

Once the paperwork was complete, the 425-horsepower vehicle -- which had an as-new base price of $38,000 -- was handed over for the personal use of Ron Cooley, 56, the Executive Director of the Illinois State Police Merit Board. Taxpayers also pick up the fuel tab for gas-guzzling 6.1 liter V-8 as he drives to and from work each day and on various business trips.

The mission of the Illinois State Police Merit Board is to remove political influence and provide a fair and equitable merit process for the selection of Illinois State trooper candidates and the promotion and discipline of Illinois State Police officers," the board website explains.

So much fir all that 'stated mission' shit. There's government corruption under every stone, but which state can ever hope to compete with Illinois for crooked state institutions as an institution?

1 comment:

Tim said...

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York could give Illinois a run, I'd bet.