Louisiana Political News Wire
Is PSC's Jay Blossman A Liar Or Just Not Too Bright?
by James Gill - Times-Picayune (excerpt)
Cynics will take it for granted that politicians can never be believed and that Public Service Commissioner Jay Blossman must be faking it.
But sometimes politicians prove worthy of our trust, so let us find it in our hearts to give Blossman the benefit of the doubt on this occasion. There are compelling reasons to believe that he really is as clueless as he lets on.
Blossman says he sees nothing wrong in writing to 235 motor carriers under PSC jurisdiction touting a GPS tracking system sold by his pal.
Only an idiot could fail to see the impropriety in that, you might think, but that doesn't make Blossman a liar. His record suggests that he does indeed have no grasp of ethics whatsoever.
But let's say he knew full well that he was abusing the powers of his office. In that case, he should have known that some of the recipients would squawk.
Either way, a public official of even average mental capacity would not have written the letters in the first place. Blossman is the real deal.
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