The transportation minister of Greece just resigned in disgrace after a major train wreck ... what a novel idea
· Mar 2, 2023 ·

After a major passenger train wreck resulted in at least 36 deaths in Greece, that country's transportation minister decided to do the noble thing and resign in disgrace.

Rescuers delved Wednesday through flattened, burned-out carriages for survivors and bodies after a passenger train and a freight train crashed head-on in central Greece overnight, killing at least 36 people and injuring scores.

Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis resigned Wednesday, saying he felt it was his "duty" to step down "as a basic indication of respect for the memory of the people who died so unfairly."

What a novel idea. Showing humility and resigning after a major disaster under your watch.

Almost like you have dignity and don't want to make excuses.

Meanwhile, in the US:

This train wreck could not be directly traced back to the Greek transportation minister, but he still lives in a country where people don't just pass the buck all the time.

Overseeing a major disaster used to mean you lost your job. Either you would resign in disgrace or be fired.

But in a country where no one got in trouble for the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal and everyone just wants to blame others for their problems, it's not a surprise that Mayor Pete takes no responsibility for the cascade of transportation disasters over the last two years that's continuing to this day.

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