Who do the Palm Beach County Commissioners think they're kidding? An inspector general?
I have to admit, the title sounds impressive, which is about as far as it goes. The first thing the special interests are going to do is huddle and ask, "What's his/her price?"
That's assuming the commission doesn't appoint some crony to the post.
Even if, say, the governor appointed someone independently, how long would it take before this person's operating budget got held hostage by the very people he was supposed to be investigating?
It's window dressing, pure and simple. If voters are fooled by it, they deserve what they get. Actually, they've gotten plenty of it already, and they deserve that, too.
It's time people got involved and stopped voting automatically, over and over, for someone they happen to have heard of.