I was prepared to give Gov. Rick Snyder credit for having agreed to speak at a Pancakes and Politics breakfast in Detroit Monday.
This is a traditional Detroit political ritual sponsored by the Michigan Chronicle, the state’s African-American newspaper.
However, this particular session was held in the serious old-money atmosphere of the Detroit Athletic Club, few of whose members actually live in Detroit. There, the governor for the first time fingered a culprit for Flint’s water crisis.
He said it was “career bureaucrats” who had an “absolute lack of common sense,” because they didn’t add corrosion control chemicals to the water.
This explanation may get a sympathetic hearing in some circles. After all, “career bureaucrats” are mostly Democrats, right?