“If you’re an honest person, you believe everybody else is going to be an honest person. I’m learning more and more that you have to vet people very intensely these days because everybody is not like you. You deal in integrity and maybe not everybody else deals in integrity.”
– Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, on the failed hire of Troy Bell as the city-parish’s Chief Administrative Officer. Broome didn’t say whether she’d bothered to do so much as a Google search on Bell before hiring him.