If Sheriff DeWitt had been my client, “Simply put,” I would have told him, “Your days of effectively leading law enforcement in this county are over – whether you choose to admit it or not. The only thing up for debate now is your legacy. Are you going to be remembered as a stand-up guy? Or an out-of-touch, power-hungry relic from the Boss Hogg days?”
My guess is, the PR director of Malaysia Airlines had a discussion with the CEO and board of directors and it went something like this: “Ladies and gentlemen, we have been faced with yet another human tragedy. Once again, hundreds of lives have been lost while in our care and custody. Granted, both of these disasters are shrouded in mystery and have not been linked to a fault in our people or equipment – but they happened to our planes and the public will hold us accountable to a degree.