[J]ust because Janette Sadik-Khan’s long experience in planning is part of why she is now a successful commissioner of the Department of Transportation does not mean that a lack of experience disqualified, say, Dan Doctoroff from being deputy mayor for economic development, notwithstanding his rather impressive if wild-eyed bid on behalf of the city to host the 2012 Olympics. The point of a plutocracy is that you don’t really know what your leaders are capable of until they get to work. Cathie Black may be a disaster, and she may not be. But both papers reveal their lack of depth today by declaring too early. At least the News isn’t polishing any apples in the process. And “HUH?” is a lot better than “CLASS ACT.”

 

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