Public servants who like to treat taxpayers like lesser mortals
November 21, 2010
(To increase the font size – hold down the Ctrl key and press +) This Canadian public official definitely has a hole in his head, the size of the Grand Canyon - And guess what? He is no ordinary Joe with a cookie either – He just happens to be the president and CEO of Alberta Health Services The video of Stephen Duckett waving off reporters is going to go viral in YouTube so I am just doing my part my adding some grease as it makes it’s way happily into the millionth mark.
This brings me to the nub of the question this lazy Sunday afternoon: how should we treat public officials and institutions who are simply unresponsive to questions? Do public officials have a duty of care to those they are supposed to serve? Or can they just treat the public like shit and hide behind the tall wall of officialdom? What’s the cost, if they adopt that policy? Or worst still, do they really have the right to give the public the mushroom treatment – “where they are kept in the dark and fed manure.” This humorous essay by Astroboy and Scholarboy has been withdrawn from general circulation due to Measured Response.