An astute reader, Chetly Zarko, figured out that the transparency Web site referred to in the Traverse City newspaper and questioned by FreeMichigan last week was NOT the one for state Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer's noble transparency effort but is actually his site at the Republican House umbrella site on the lower left. It's a nice little report, although we again need to know just what the publications are that he spent $834 on in March. We don't doubt that the charge is legit - but wouldn't it make sense that we get some detail?
We would hope that Rep. Elsenheimer notified the newspaper pronto of the mistake, but when we checked, the mistken site is still posted. Did he read the story?
But the fact remains that transparency is a slippery little item when it is jammed amidst a host of other nice sounding notions that reflect well on government.
We are traveling the rest of this week but will again try to do some work here as time allows. This time the trip is to the desert Southwest, business, and temps are headed for the 100 degree mark. If we could find a sunny rock to perch on all day, we would.