County Execs Must Travel in Style!


Extreme Mortman zeroes in–to the extreme!–on a recent Wash Post story about the self-serving delusions of Jack Johnson, the county executive of Maryland's Prince George's County[*]:

In today's Washington Post front-pager on taxpayers in Prince George's County, Maryland, having to foot the bill for politicians' personal credit card expenses, we find this gem of a quote from P.G. County Executive Jack Johnson:

"I always fly business class or first class. I think the people of Prince George's County expect me to. I don't think they expect me to be riding in a seat with four across and I'm in the middle."

Extreme Mortman grew up in Prince George's County, so I speak with some authority when I assert in agreement with Johnson that not only do PG County people not expect their County Executives to be riding in a seat with four across and they're in the middle, we also expect County Executives to enjoy a few free cocktails in the Admiral's Club before boarding. Also, the people of PG County expect County Execs to enjoy in-flight magazines whose crossword puzzles aren't already filled out. And this should go without saying, but we'll state it anyway — PG County Execs should be able to bring aboard four ounces of liquids or gels, not just three ounces like the rest of us.

More here.

If more people knew that county executives existed, they'd be outraged.

[*]: Reworded to correct original typo pointed out in comments re: county name.