Sunday, July 11, 2010
Mitch Roob: Why Is This Man Still Employed by the State?
Over at Advance Indiana, Gary Welsh has an excellent behind-the-scenes account of the privatization meltdown of the Mitch Roob-led FSSA. The perspective is through the eyes of tax activist Carl Moldthan who worked at FSSA during the privatization period.
It is a mystery to me how Roob continues to land high-level gigs in government although he screws up every task he touches. After running FSSA into the ground, Roob was appointed Indiana's Secretary of Commerce.
I've said it once if I've said it a thousand times, while there is a lot I like about Governor Daniels, he has a real weakness when it comes to administration. There is an extraordinary lack of oversight of many state agencies. While I was at the Department of Insurance, I personally gave the Governor's office evidence of legal violations, including the falsification of state vouchers to divert dedicated funds to non-dedicated purposes. The Governor's Office refused to even look at the information I provided.
While we can't expect our governor to have day-to-day oversight over the numerous administrative agencies, he needs to appoint people who will actually do their job supervising the activities of these agencies. After all, the buck stops at his desk.