Susan J. Demas: Flint water crisis shows limits of Snyder's 'dashboard' approach to governing

Sometimes you have to rethink everything.

When children are poisoned, as they have been in Flint, that should be a wake-up call. And it should start with Gov. Snyder.

The Flint water crisis has been an incredible failure of government on many levels — we still don't know how many. The governor, as NBC News points out, has been "mum" about what he knew.

Thus far, we know this wasn't just leaders ignoring the problem. Some state officials altered a lead report to avoid federal action. That's a huge violation of the public trust.

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