Richard Whitmire drinks the Kool Aide

The DCist informs us that Richard Whitmire is foolish enough to imagine that Arne Duncan, Obama’s choice to be Secretary of Education, will need to wade into the local union battles being fought in the District by Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

Sez who?

DC schools are a local matter, why should the federal government be quicker to intervene in this situation than any other locality?

Rhee has NO support from parents, a fact that is not lost on politicians, local or federal. Of all those who have praised Rhee, conspicuous by their silence have been members of the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia
Danny K. Davis, Chairman
Eleanor Holmes Norton
John P. Sarbanes
Elijah E. Cummings
Dennis J. Kucinich
Wm. Lacy Clay
Stephen F. Lynch

Minority
Kenny Marchant, Ranking Member
John M. McHugh
John L. Mica
Darrell E. Issa
Jim Jordan

Rhee’s tantrums are an annoying distraction from Obama’s work. Her only support comes from right wing stink tanks, credulous reporters and their editors, and an increasingly unpopular Mayor. She is not just going to lose this fight, she is going to go down in flames.

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