Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Which is it, Jeff Merkley, charter school advocate or hypocrite?

Throughout the whole “Charter-Gate” flap, in which Jeff Merkley has looked defensive and shifty trying to explain why he attempted to enroll his kids in a charter school, he is yet to answer the single most important question that the episode begs:

Do you now support charter schools, or are you just a huge hypocrite?

It has to be one or the other. He is backed into a corner, and can’t have it both ways. I know he’d like to tap dance around this core question until after the OEA endorsement convention this weekend, but I think the OEA members should ask him directly.

For some reason, he has not yet been made to answer this so very obvious and basic question in the aftermath of Charter-Gate.


Anonymous said...

It has never been considered hypocritical for the elite ruling class to reserve the best of everythign - including education - for themselves.

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's more like the nomenklatura in the Soviet Union. The ruling class made everyone else poor and reserved all privileges for themselves. That's not hypocrisy. It's just "progressive" class warfare right out of the playbook. So Merkley would never get criticism from the left over this. He'd get silent praise for knowing how to play the game.

If you did a more exhaustive survey you would find that Merkley is not atypical of the ruling class ... and the rest of us don't really give a rat's a$$ because we're so accustomed to being bent over frontwards by them.

Anonymous said...

Some people are just MORE equal on the "farm" here in Oregon.