Homer's logic and the HSE

Minister for Health Mary Harney has refused to say whether or not she was aware of the alleged fraudulent activity by Quest Diagnostics, the company which was awarded the multi-million euro smear testing contract despite serious concerns over their track record in the US.

In defence of the contract Ms. Harney said Quest Diagnosis was able to provide a quality assured service at a third of the cost of any Irish company that tendered.

This reminded me of a recent episode of the Simpson’s where Marge berates Homer for hiring a dodgy but cheap plumber. Homer explained that he made his decision based on the company’s attractive logo. Sounds like HSE logic to me.