No, I would NOT bash Howard. He produced a concensus document that could be accepted, if not embraced, by everyone EXCEPT Ms. Mindy and friends. THIS 209 would NOT be on the table if Howard were still involved in this project. It was NOT on the table when he presented a concensus proposal for review and discussion.You are right Howard is a balanced, fair individual with strong leadership skills. If Howard was still on the task force and this 209 was on the table then you would be bashing Howard. Stop bashing the task force and Dr. Carletti and provide reasonable working solutions to what you believe is wrong with the current re-write of 209.
The problem is that Ms. Mindy hijacked the process and tried to put into law things that no one but her and her political action committee donor, Edie, want to shove down people's (and dogs) throats.