A Voice in the Wilderness
And then there’s the wild card:
“Everyone involved should resign. Either they didn’t know it would come to this, or they did and I’m not sure which is worse,” said Laffey.
Sounding every bit like a candidate for Governor, Laffey said the state’s political landscape is in need of a serious makeover. At a press conference to announce the appointment of a new economic development director late last week, talk centered on the need for everyone to “work together” to find solutions. Laffey, however, who didn’t attend the event, suggested that the approach was misguided. Instead, he said the state needs reformers who are ready for a battle.
“The bottom line is we’re going to need somebody, or a group of people, to run for public office who will take the fight to the established political order, and by that I mean the public sector union leaders and the General Assembly,” said Laffey. “There needs to be a direct fight … and unless we do that, we’ll continue on the road to collapse.”