Monday, April 09, 2007

A Hundred Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Just like this post's title, the bottle bill saga threatens to become a tedious and endless song whose only saving grace is the help it gives to bored children to get them through a long trip back to camp. In today's NY Times, Michael Cooper tells us that the governor apparently hasn't given up on his quest to satisfy the folks at NYPRG and those on the editorial page of the putative paper of record.

Now the governor has hired three new workers, "a lawyer and two program specialists," to watch over the bottle bill enforcement at the state level. Apparently, this is all geared towards having staff available if the BBBB should pass the legislature this session. Otherwise, why add a lawyer to the mix. Imagine telling your mom after graduating from law school that the governor hired you to count bottles and cans-in the name of the environment of course. More on this is sure to come.