Thursday, July 23, 2009

The City Manager And The Porn Star

Scott Janke, the city manager of Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida, appears to have been fired by a 5-0 vote of the city council shortly after the city found out that his wife was a porn star. If the restaurant-owner-on-the-street quotes at the end of the article are any guide, people in the community seem to think that firing him was a bad decision. This may be one of those things where the city council's ideas of how to look respectable were actually way behind their constituents'.

I hope that my children will grow up in an America where you can marry a porn star and become President. Or be a porn star who goes into politics, which has actually worked out in one medium-sized European country. Not that I think porn stars would necessarily be the best people to design public policy, but I can't see that they'd be worse than, say, insurance executives.
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