Maybe the latest insanity coming out of the Transportation Building isn’t as awful as it appears. But if it’s not, someone needs to explain why, and fast. Otherwise, Jim Aloisi’s credibility is shot to hell, and he cannot any longer effectively do the job the Governor appointed him to do. In which case, he should resign.
In retrospect, it’s interesting to review what we all said about the “he knows where the bodies are buried” argument way back when. For now, I’ll just reiterate what I said about Aloisi on the day he was appointed.
[W]hen it’s the bottom of the ninth, two outs, two on, and the home team down by two (which strikes me as a fair description of where we are right now), who do you want at bat? Do you want a .205 hitter with a record of not many extra-base hits and a lot of strikeouts? ‘Cause that’s how Aloisi strikes me, based on his history with Kerasiotes, Amorello, and all the rest of it.
But, hey, sometimes that guy hits a home run, or at least a double that scores two runs and keeps the home team in the game. If Aloisi can manage that, terrific, and we skeptics can all eat our hats. But if it ends up just being business as usual, well, we told you so.
I haven’t eaten my hat yet. And I’m starting to think I won’t have to.