Gray Davis’ problem-solving method

— My old buddy Sen. Ray Haynes describes Gray Davis’ approach to solving major public problems in an editorial titled: Error of our ways in the OC Register.

It is not a difficult strategy. The first step is to come up with several solutions. The second step is to test those solutions with focus groups to see which solution is the most popular with “the people.” The third step is to market the solutions with the special interest groups in Sacramento to see who will get the angriest. The fourth step is to throw out all the first solutions and start with step one again. This process is repeated until all time has run out and something has to be done.

He nails it.

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