What does it take to get a teacher fired in the Palm Beach County school district? Consider the case of Palm Beach County school teacher Mary Maloney, who has been arrested at least four times on a variety of charges, including drunk driving and battery.
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. It's a good rule for dealing with those who have proved themselves to be untrustworthy. And it's increasingly applied in a realm where a lack of dependability can be lethal: drunk driving.
As a rule, it's a bad idea to let pedophiles baby-sit, to hire embezzlers as tax collectors or to give a pyromaniac a key to the fireworks factory. We generally try to avoid inviting dangerous people into situations that encourage them to repeat their destructive behavior. So why do we allow drunk drivers unfettered access to their cars?
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