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Wednesday, February 05, 2003
 
10:13 PM

Am I the only one not swooning over Montgomery County police chief Charles Moose? No, I'm not. Kudos to Marc Fisher, in The Chief Should Choose: the Job or the Book. Moose is on the verge of signing a book deal recounting his exploits during the Washington sniper manhunt. I think Moose may have been competent, no better, and the guys were nabbed by private citizens when key information was leaked. Montgomery County has rules against public officials profiting on the side like this, but the county's chief executive wants Moose to get a waiver. That'll teach his subordinates the right lesson....Anyway, here's Fisher:
The chief reason the Ethics Commission should stop Moose is that it is unseemly for a public official to profit from his position while in office. If President Bush or FBI Director Robert Mueller proposed to take a mega-bucks advance for a book on the 9/11 attacks, he'd be shamed out of the deal in milliseconds. Why is Moose's deal any different?

This notoriously thin-skinned chief has sought privately to stop the Ethics Commission from commenting on his deal. By the time I called the commission, the staff refused even to identify its members....

Typical.



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