by David van Risseghem -
Rep. Jason Murphey just penned another blogging masterpiece. He gives us an internal insight to how a politician begins lying to himself and then to us.
Several years ago, a legislator approached my seat in the House chamber. I welcomed his visit. He was a strong ally in the effort to clean up state government and I had worked with him on a number of modernization initiatives. He knew and understood the importance of our work. But, his visit wasn't good news.
"I can't support your bill," he said. He was referencing an important proposal pending in our Government Modernization Committee later that day. The bill was part of a multi-step effort to end a process of "legalized corruption" which wastes millions of dollars of taxpayer funds.