Writing in the Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby has a searing column today on the fatality in one of the tunnels in Boston’s “Big Dig” project and the egg that is smeared all over the faces of the local politicians who only recently were heaping praise on this quintessentially big government project.

Remember, though, government projects are not contaminated by greedy, profit-seeking business people who would cut corners and endanger people. Government projects are undertaken with all appropriate regulations and safeguards. Government projects are always done with the public interest in mind.