* The Chicago Tribune editorial board took a look at the reporting on the NRI and IDOT messes and concluded…
The governor’s spokespeople invariably use the words “zero tolerance” to defend his response to the unfolding disasters.
Besides replacing Schneider at IDOT, Quinn has ordered the agency to abolish the “staff assistant” position. Last week, IDOT fired 58 people whose jobs were improperly classified and created a merit board to oversee hiring.
Quinn also signed legislation meant to toughen the rules governing state grants and prevent some of the problems that occurred with his own bungled anti-violence program. And he ordered all state agencies to cooperate with investigators.
Quinn took those actions as the headlines and audits and subpoenas exploded around him. That’s not zero tolerance. It’s CYA.
* The Question: “Zero tolerance” or “CYA”? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.