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POLITENGLISH AT GROUND ZERO

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: POLITENGLISH AT GROUND ZERO
From Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:00 am to Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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Just last week the Executive Director of the Port Authority and Governor Paterson stated that things are going to change at Ground Zero.



They were going to re-evaluate and keep a close eye on everything that is going on.



Fast forward to today's New York Post where they are reporting that a former MTA executive who was fined for taking $10,000 in gifts from a contractor and forced to resign is now being hired by the Port Authority as a $115 consultant to work at Ground Zero. ($239,200 a year)



He will be consulting on the WTC transit hub.



But it gets better.



The same company that gave these gifts to him while he was at the MTA is currently under contract to work on the same project.



And what does the Port Authority have to say about this?



The PA insists that "the highest safety, integrity and ethical standards are in place at the WTC site"



With the economy in the state that it is in does anyone believe that there was not anyone else available for this position?



Does the Port Authority even know the definition of of integrity and ethical?



We already know that they have a problem with the word safety. But that is a whole other story (NYC Building and Fire Codes non existent at WTC)



So we once again have to deal with the "politenglish"



For those not familiar with the term "politenglish" is the language that politicians use.



Perfected by their spin doctors it manages to hold them blameless when things go wrong and only accountable on the rare occasion when something goes right.



But as Charles De Gaulle said "Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word"



It will be interesting to see just how they will spin this.



And you wonder why we need a political pre-nup.









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