I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

St. Michele of Arc

Rarely has one person done so little yet received so much praise:
From her fans to her foes, Michelle Rhee’s presence at Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address on Tuesday sparked plenty of reaction and conjecture to the role she may play in the future for New Jersey and nationwide.
In the chair next to governor’s wife for the half-hour speech, Rhee sat smiling as Christie heaped praise on her like nobody else in the Assembly chamber.
"No one in America has been more clear that we must change our public education system -- from one that caters to the feelings of adults to one that prepares our children for the 21st century," the governor said.
I guess "being clear" counts as accomplishment in Christieland. Lord knows Rhee's done little else.

But so it goes: style over substance is how our betters show how much they care about our kids.

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