Rich Connor's Sunday column is a keeper. How would you like to work all week on the big story in town, pick up the Sunday paper and read this from your boss?
• "We lost focus."
• "My fear has been that we might rush either another story or an editorial into print to avoid being “beaten” by other media.
• "It is difficult and perhaps unfair to criticize debit card users when there was no set of rules to follow."
Slurp. Guzzle. And so on. The accompanying staff editorial minimizes the story, and includes this gem: "Skrepenak should think back to his football days. Right now, the county’s in the fourth quarter with little time left on the clock. Will he retreat to the sidelines? Or will he make the big play and lead the county to fiscal responsibility?" Calling Joe Pulitzer!