Posted Thursday, September 9, 2004 9:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A Disneyland safety manager says he's waiting to be appointed to lead California's state health and safety division, which also oversees ride safety. The governor's office wouldn't comment, and critics say such an appointment would be a serious conflict of interest.
Read more from The Orange County Register.
Thursday, September 9, 2004 10:54 AM
Such an appointment would be seriously stupid, considering that he can't even keep the people at his own park safe!!
Thursday, September 9, 2004 11:11 AM
As long as he severs his ties with Disney I don't see any conflict of interest. When you need someone, you go out and look for the most qualified people that you can find. Sometimes you find them in business. Sometimes you find them in government. Occasionally you find them in academia.
In this particular case I know nothing about the qualifications of the individual involved or what the rest of the field of job candidates looks like.
Thursday, September 9, 2004 2:40 PM
True..."As long as he severs his ties with Disney"...but DisneyLand isn't exactly the safest park in the country right now, is it?
All things considered, I'm not sure our government (i.e., US and most states) would know a conflict of interest if they saw one...Halliburton, anyone? ;)
Monday, September 13, 2004 10:15 AM
Top government officials certainly know about the Haliburton conflict of interest and are busily profiting from it.
Monday, September 13, 2004 12:51 PM
I always wondered how it was OK that the guy who was CEO at the time of fraudulent SEC filings isn't held accountable.
Monday, September 13, 2004 1:33 PM
I think it's because white-collar crime is as common as sliced bread. The reason that Martha Stewart and Leona Helmsley got to "pay the price", so to speak, is because they drew attention to it...;)
For every white collar crime that gets prosecuted, there's THOUSANDS of others that never even get a casual inspection...