This event occurs when there is significant decline across the nation in the ethical profile of public servants. This pattern does not encourage the nation's best and brightest youth to consider public service as a career. Thus, there is a need here, as well as nationally, for greater adherence to credibility and transparency.
Henry Organ, Euclid Avenue, Menlo Park
This letter ran in the May 9, 2007, print edition of the Almanac.