This is sad. Lenny Briscoe is one of my favorite TV characters of all time. I'll watch Law and Order reruns on TNT just for the first half and then turn it off once his part is done. Plus, from interviews I've seen, Jerry Orbach
seems like a good guy.
Another example of the News-Journal's favortism towards Democrats: the article makes it seem as though Carney was ahead of the game in criticizing his propsed raise. In reality, he had nothing to say until State Senator Charlie Copeland raised the issue. Copeland's comments are added as an after thought in the article.
$100,000 is way too much for a part-time job. We're essentially paying him to spend most of his time laying the groundwork for his run for Governor in 2008. As DelaVoice
The problem with the pay recommendations for Governor and Lt. Governor is that nobody goes into it for the money, so there is no reason for them to be paid as if it were a merit position. Unlike judges who have to make a very real economic decision between staying in private practice or serving as a judge, there are people who line up to be Governor and Lt. Governor, at great expense to themselves and their supporters. Because we don’t need to pay them better, we shouldn’t pay them better. That’s the beauty of a free market. Clearly, the people in the role now are happy with the pay grade, because they chose to be there – and there were equally qualified people ready to fill their shoes if the electorate so chose.
That's an excellent point. We shouldn't pay our elected officials too much. Get those who are in it for the money out of there. For example, the President's annual salary is "only" $400,000. What would he get if he were the CEO of a company even 1/4 of the size of the federal government. There's no shortage of people looking to run for offices; we shouldn't have to pay them a "fair" salary.
This site was started to encourage liberals to purchase products from companies that give money to Democratic candidates and committees. I wonder if they realize that Republicans could use this list for the opposite purpose?