Thompson Extends his Middle Finger to Grisanti in Friendship

4 Jan

Destroying documents so that your incoming replacement is at a disadvantage, and instead merely handing over to him the “book of achievements” that helped you lose in the first place, is the mark of a protodictatorial egomaniac.

Good riddance.

7 Responses to “Thompson Extends his Middle Finger to Grisanti in Friendship”

  1. Brian January 4, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    There is always allegations of these types of shenanigans in any transition (see Clinton to Bush). I think they are more likely politically based than reality based. 

  2. peteherr January 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    @Brian – So you believe that Grisanti came in and emptied out all of the files by himself so that the news channels could show the empty file cabinets ? Grisanti won, he doesn’t need to slam Antoine anymore. BTW, I am a Dem who had to support Grisanti because Antoine was just so bad at his job. This just shows what kind of guy he is.

  3. pirate's code January 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    In this age of wikileaks, I’m sure the former senator was protecting vital information from disclosure — like the details of his economic development/fact finding trip to Jamaica.

  4. Hapklein January 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Shredding paper documents looks great on the news casts, news ninnies and such but all the official records are all safely recorded in the state archives.
    All financial records likewise.
    This is the day of the paperless office and generally hard files are easily accessible records for ongoing actions that with a change of incumbents mostly are no longer ongoing. Not unless the incoming office holder keeps the former’s staff for an interim period.
    If Grisanti thinks all Thompson’s records ended with his shredding then the incoming Senator has a very, very steep learning curve to mount.

  5. mike January 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Well DelMonte has him beat. Rumor has it she left a hot steaming turd! It don’t get any better than that, boy I love Niagara Falls.

  6. pirate's code January 5, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Nice try, Hap, but that sure looked like a lot of filing cabinets for a “paperless office.” Grisanti asked that files be retained and, according to news reports, Thompson agreed and then didn’t follow through. Accessibility of official records from archives aside, it was a classless move by Thompson and/or his outgoing staff. Grisanti’s learning curve is steep no matter what…emptying out every drawer simply made it unnecessarily steeper.

  7. Jon Presser January 5, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Normal protocol is inventory is taken by last administration / candidate and signed for by the incoming elected office holder. That way all phones, computers, cars and files are accounted for..

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