Boo-freakin'-hoo. Funny how the original email said nothing about the amount of the gift card; I guess Robinson was stretching her budget as far as it could go by being a cheapskate with her mail list.
This is all part of a pattern by Students First and Michelle Rhee to artificially inflate their membership numbers and create a mirage of reformyism. If this silly story does anything, I hope it makes the media question Rhee every time she claims she's riding a tsunami of support. Those 119,000 Florida "members" look mighty suspect when they don't pay dues and get Red Lobster cards for leaving comments on blogs.
I mean, Rhee admits she inflated her students' test scores on her resume; why wouldn't she inflate her membership numbers for Student First?
When I said we had a bazillion members, what I really meant was...