GEOFF PENDER: The rule makers don’t need no stinking rules

Mississippi lawmakers will get all up in every state and local agency’s bid-ness — take them over, pass strict regulations, tell them how they can and can’t spend money.

And by God, they’ll slap some of that ree-form on you in a heartbeat, whether you think you need reforming or not.

But when it comes to regulating themselves — whoa, hold on now. And when it comes to reforming a setup that lets them launder special-interest money and put it in their pockets tax free — why, that’s heresy. The rule makers don’t need no stinking rules.

ClarionLedger
4/23/16