Fenty: All CEOs Have Troubled Departments
Mayor Fenty appeared on the Bruce DePuyt show this afternoon on News Ch. 8 and DePuyt tried to pin him down on what went wrong with last night's elections. But Fenty didn't have much to offer, citing the same explanation given by the elections board, which blamed a faulty cartridge in a single polling precinct for mixing up the numbers.
DePuyt cited the problems in February's presidential primary, when the city ran out of ballots, and asked the mayor: "You could say we're 0 for 2 in terms of smooth functioning elections... Is the elections apparatus in the city functioning as it should?"
Fenty responded: "If you ask me whether anything in the entire world is functioning as it should, if you're talking to Bill Gates who runs his corporation, or whoever is running any other top 50 corporation, of course not. Nothing is running exactly as it should. If you did, we wouldn't be human beings. There are a million things to do, and I could point to every one of the 40-some-odd agencies under me. The point is what you're supposed to do is make every single preparation you could think of and every management decision you could think of, have them ready to go and if something goes wrong fix it as quickly as possible and try to make sure it never happens again."
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