I wish that a grad student somewhere would decide to do an exhaustive
study of a poor ethics environment. Broward County, Florida would not
be a bad choice as the subject of her research.
According to an
article in the Miami Herald this week
, a Deerfield Beach
commissioner, formerly mayor and formerly a Broward County
commissioner, is the 17th official in this southern Florida county to be indicted on
ethics charges in the last five years. Only last month, I
wrote about the 16th
, the mayor of Tamarac, a city with its own
rotten crop of oranges.