County money: County treasurer is doing fine
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:28 PM
Dont quit your day job, Rick, youll never make it as a fair and balanced reporter (Treasurers race gets third candidate, July 27 Whidbey News-Times, by Rick Levin). Your byline should have read, paid political announcement.
I do admire Marty Matthews candor in admitting his attachment to Boeing. As a financial analyst in the office of the Secretary of Defense under Schlesinger and Rumsfeld, I saw the slimy maneuvers of Boeing and their defense contractor cohorts upclose and personal. If thats the style of financial wizardry and shenanigans you want for Island County, heres your chance!
Utilize technology to gain productivity in our Treasurers Office? Its one of the few places left on the planet where you can speak with a real person on the telephone. Of course, computer technology does provide for inventive accounting procedures how else could ENRON and Anderson have hidden their cozy network of fraud and deceit? And when it comes to bowing to the wishes of those micromanaging bureaucrats from Olympia if youve had the misfortune to meet some of those cradle-to-grave freeloaders, you already know their arrogance is exceeded only by their ignorance.
Give em hell, Maxine! Send em back to their luxury suites in the state Auditors office with their laptops between their knees and keep our Treasurers Office accountable to the good citizens of Island County.
As to Mr. Matthews professed friendship with Mrs. Sauter I doubt it! Maxines the widow of one of Americas fallen military heroes, and an excellent judge of character.
Dr. Richard Schaffert