All is not as it seems
Thursday, Aug 31, 2006
On the surface, at least, most of the political hacks hired by some city departments appear qualified.
Ninety-seven percent of employees in seven departments at the center of the City Hall hiring scandal meet the minimum qualifications for the jobs they hold — whether or not they got them through clout, a $76,000 audit has concluded.
The audit did not examine the process by which the workers were hired or attempt to determine whether they were the best candidates for their jobs, said Ron Huberman, chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley.
And Cindi makes a good point.
Cindi Canary, executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, said the audit reveals very little.