The Indy Star has an article entitled Shake-up pro will take over the FSSA
I certainly wish him the best. The Family and Social Services Administration is not a glamorous place to be. Basically, the agency is charged with addressing intractable, expensive problems that the healthy, functioning part of society would rather not deal with: medical expenses of the poor and children in need. Even though I was favoring a Kernan administration, I was unhappy with his selection of Kathy Davis as a running mate. This unhappiness was more anectdotal than based on any systematic analysis of her career and capabilities. One summer, while working at Legislative Services, I was asked to arrange her attendance and testimony before the Indiana General Assembly’s interim commission on autism. Even dropping buzzwords like “lawyer” “senator” and “legislature,” I was unable to get a response from her or her office concerning her attendance at the meeting. If I was having that much difficulty, I can only imagine what kind of trouble a person who is poor, sick, uneducated, and in need of government assistance might have in getting aresponse.