Governors historically hand out spots on key boards and commissions to like-minded men and women who have found great success in the private sector. It usually helps if the prospective appointees have helped governors campaign or raise money.
But Gov. Rick Perry, in a departure from at least his two most recent predecessors, has added a new wrinkle by repeatedly turning to members of his own staff to sit on the small panels that lead agencies such as the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
SHOCKER Dog bites man... Rick appoints people who have worked for him previously...
A very lengthy inside baseball process article from Jason Embry (link). Excerpt follows...
I almost expected to read the article and find a hit piece against Rick for this as if it were some kind of scandal, but it is just a really tedious process piece that nobody outside of the Austin political bubble will even finish reading.