Much ado... Much ado...
Read that here. Regardless, let me offer the counterpoint to Todd's opinion. The full story?
Can you imagine the screaming and hollering if a Democratic governor or attorney general (if that ever happens again in this state) simply threw out a bunch of perfectly operative office equipment then scuffed up the place in the process?
Given the lack of openness in our state government, I doubt we’ll ever get the full story about this mini-scandal.
Admittedly, I don't have a response on the walls being scuffed up, but that's a common negotiating issue when the State leaves a lease. And if inmates scuff up walls on the way out, they also have expert inmate crews who go in and fix that stuff.
Regardless, looking at the furniture issue, I got some hot inside information on all of that disposed property. What did my spies inside the walls of government hear?
In response to Todd's DumpsterGate, someone compared the dollar value of the items dumped to what those same items brought at the state auction held literally days before that.
The grand total? If I recall correctly, about a hundred bucks.
But the kicker? How much would it have cost the state taxpayers to get the items trucked up to Pierre for storage, advertisement to other agencies, etcetera, and eventual sale at the state auction? About $3900 I was told.
So, basically we dumped $100 worth of old crap in the garbage to prevent us from having to spend nearly $4000 of taxpayer dollars in dealing with it.
Sorry my friend. The only scandal, is that anyone thinks this is a bad thing.