That darned hindsight is always 20/20

From a story about the hiring practices of Prichard police chief Lawrence Battiste IV, in today’s Press-Register:

Battiste said that if he had known hiring his brother, sister, cousin and father would be perceived as nepotism, he never would have done it.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

5 Responses to “That darned hindsight is always 20/20”

  1. Kathy says:

    Um, I’m, um, I just don’t know what to say. The paper doesn’t provide a quote, so we’re left to wonder if he was aware of the word nepotism but didn’t know its meaning or if he’d never heard it before. Neither of which makes me feel better.

    Or maybe he’s, um, prevaricating?

  2. Bill says:

    We are starting to make politics in Louisiana, Chicago and the Bush administration look above board. Okay, strike the last one, that is too over the top.

  3. Sansou says:

    Maybe the Press Register would like to interview the family members who work for Jeffco’s Department of Roads & Transportation? I hear they’d have LOTS of material to work with there!

  4. Del says:

    I sort of feel sorry for him. If I understand it a-rightly, nobody was applying for those jobs and they were desperate for cops over there—I guess he did what he could. But the way he put it is just so ludicrous.

  5. GDad says:

    Wow. I’m saddened that such stereotypes exist.

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