Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More Mayhem from Lance Dutson

If you haven't been over to Lance Dutson's Maine Web Report in a while, by all means take a look. The latest thing he's been getting national media attention for is his discovery of the vanity license plate of the director of the Maine Office of Tourism: "ILOVENY."

It's a shame that all of the good, tedious work Lance has been doing lately in his inquiry into the RFP for the Brunswick Naval Air Station consulting contract has largely been overlooked, while something as silly and trifling as someone's vanity plate gets a lot of press. I understand that the vanity plate issue is one that can be explained to anyone who's never heard of any of the players involved within 30 seconds, and that it's really funny and embarrassing.

I ran into Lance at a local store a few days ago, and it's wonderful to see a citizen willing to devote so much of his time to policing the bureaucrats when he should be trying to earn money to keep a roof over his family's head. He's got so many leads and bits of info that he needs to explore and confirm to get to the bottom of things, but can only do it on an amateur, part-time basis. Why the professional press of Maine is unable or unwilling to start looking into these things, I don't know.



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