Learning from Crosby
Crosby has admitted breaking the law, and he's going to prison. He misled Bush, his boss. He violated the trust of the many honest, hard-working men and women in the Department of Corrections. He created a bureaucratic monster in regional prison director Allen Clark, who mostly drank beer and played softball when he wasn't busy recommending judges as a Bush appointee to a Judicial Nominating Commission. He took payoffs, too.
But the larger story of the Clark-Crosby scandal is what it says about the Bush administration's zeal for outsourcing, preferably without competitive bids.