Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seen, Heard, Noted & Quoted

Seen: Johnny Mack Attack & Sarah Barracuda in Your Humble Scribe's Neck o' the Woods. Here for a rally--What Else?--and a little ol' Meet & Greet. Thousands flocked to a local park for the event. Secret Service Types talking up their sleeves and into their lapels.

Heard: The Mack Attack & The Barracuda wanted to hold the rally at a local public high school field house. During the school day. While classes were in session. And, after initially approving the permit, Superintendent Man reneged, & told the campaign to hold the event elsewhere. Guess he decided that a campaign event would not align with the students' higher understanding of benchmarks & standards.

Noted: Our Humble School District does not allow campaigning of any kind on school property while school is in session. They often even frown on teachers whose cars sport campaign bumper stickers. We would suspect that would include The Mack Attack & The Barracuda. About A Gazillion Parents, School Board Members and Community Leaders deluged Superintendent Man's office, complaining that The District was playing Partisan Politics, so the campaign relocated to the park up the street from the high school.

Quoted: "We are not participating in a political rally," Superintendent Man insisted, before pulling the plug on Palin-McCain. "We are letting our kids have new educational opportunities." Right-O. Sure Thing.

7 comments:

Hippie Family... said...

did they say "dua!!!!"

Gina said...

Wonder what the teacher's union thought of the idea.

Sean Hogan said...

I know it was in the summer, but Obama did speak at a local high school this summer...

Lynda said...

Politics! I'm burnt out. I'm still fuming over the Chinese gymnastics team - let's get serious, people!

Melissa B. said...

Yes, Hoagie's correct. Obama did speak at the field house of one of our local high schools in July. School was not in session. Not even summer school! All kinds of organizations use our District's facilities--field houses, fields, auditoriums, classrooms--for a fee. The School Board's regulations specifically state that no partisan gathering is to be allowed on school grounds during the school day, while students are in school.

Sean Hogan said...

Thanks for clarifying.

Sean Hogan said...

Tech's great, btw. I'm working Tues-Thurs so I'm still getting used to balancing the books with trabajo, but other than that it's great!

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