The tail is now wagging the dog. In Sunday’s Globe editorial they respond directly to the article written this week by NIT publisher Matt Marquardt. The focus centers on the recent delegation that visited Washington D.C. under the pretense of “doing business.”
The justification attempt is very visible but the delivery is weak; truthfully there is no justification, at least not one that could pass the sniff test. Marquardt pointed out what most people already knew…this was more of a “good time” trip than anything else.
Like all elected officials, be they small town mayors or U.S. Senators and Congressmen, each and everyone one of them is on the public dole….you pay their wages with your tax dollars. When these politicians come back to their home state and conduct public hearing across the state, it is as much campaigning as anything else. They need to stay visible so you will remember that they shook your hand last July at the high school gymnasium while promising to push for higher corn subsidies and free pickup trucks for everyone who plants a thousand acres or more.
For the most part the Globe pretends they are not aware of NIT, that it really isn’t there….but today all of that changed…..