Fourth Branch of Government Confounds GOP Pols
Law professor Andrew Spiropoulos, in his Journal Record column yesterday:
You have a system in dire need of reform, run by your political adversaries. Amid an economic and budget crisis that has inflicted great suffering on many, including the vast majority of state employees, they decide to raise the pay of affluent bureaucrats.
The political gods have handed you the greatest of gifts. What do you do? You say that you are surprised or that the constitution has tied your hands, without it dawning on you that you now have the cudgel you need to reform it. As the baseball great Casey Stengel once lamented, can’t anyone here play this game?