Louella Givens is an ax murderer. Not really, but I thought I would say so to save the Political Action Committee (PAC) known as the Alliance For Better Classrooms from having to send me yet one more hate filled flyer this election cycle regarding her personal failings. I do not know Ms Givens, but if only 1% of the terrible things these flyers say about her were true, she long ago would have been bumped off or put away.
Ms Givens is a candidate for a seat on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. She is a genuine supporter of public education. Her opponent, Kira Orange Jones, is a fresh-faced kid from somewhere far from Louisiana, come here to tell us how to do things. She is all eaten-up with the young hipster ideas for reforming public schools by making little businesses out of each one of them. She had a fellowship in education entrepreneurship at the Aspen Institute. Among other plutocratic cretins, David Koch is on the Board of Directors of that outfit. 'Nough said.
Kira also voted for Obama, she claims. But this apparently happened before she was even registered to vote. Well, maybe she'll fit in down here after all. Those lurid flyers attacking Kira's opponent are being produced by a PAC which boasts of having Buddy Roemer on its Steering Committee. This is our clownish former Governor who is now tramping round the country in pursuit of the Republcian nomination. His entire campaign is based on his steadfast opposition to PACs.
Maybe I'm missing something, or maybe I'm just not young enough to be this hip and stupid anymore.