Monday, August 27, 2012
This Is Not a Corn Crib
No one would ever guess that, right? Because, for one thing, Connecticut doesn't have sheriffs anymore.Though I was surprised to learn that we did have them for quite a while even after we got rid of county government. (And more surprised that Rhode Island, which also has no county government, has state-wide sheriffs. Which maybe is not so strange since Rhode Island is probably the size of a lot of state's counties. And which is almost certainly irrelevant.)
I guess one argument for bringing back county government in Connecticut could be that we could have sheriffs again, and we could force them to work in adorable tiny buildings like this, and then people who don't really know what "quaint" means could write about how quaint it all was. Not the most convincing argument out there, I guess.