Kenneth R. DeVoe
To the editor:
In my recent letter to the editor, quoting one of my cohorts (Cicero) and his definition of a bureaucrat, a reader took exception to my friend’s description.
All, and I mean ALL of today’s bureaucrats are defined as “hard-working, dedicated public servants,” as defined by their family, close friends and lackadaisical citizens. But all too frequently, something strange happens when an ordinary upright citizen is given some authority and answers to no one.
Following the transformation, he/she likely goes home, kicks the dog and claims sole possession of the TV remote.