White Reacts To Passing of School Choice Bill

The Taliban could learn a thing or two about torture from Louisiana House Democrats who made me sit through more than 12 hours of dolorous deliberation for the passing of the school choice bill.

Maybe MacAoidh will just humanely take a literal axe to me than make me listen to Katrina Jackson “axe” another question about school vouchers. Riding out Hurricane Katrina once more would be preferable.

When all was said—and said and said and said again—and finally done, here is what liberation looked like as the House approved Rep. Steve Carter’s bill, which promises a brighter future for the state’s school kids:

Shortly after the bill passed, I caught up with Education Superintendent John White in the entrance to the House Chamber.

I was hoping that I could get him to gloat a little about approval of the bill that he has labored so hard on through relentless hours of Democratic droning than would have done in a lesser man.

White, ever the gentleman, wouldn’t do that. Here is what he said:

You would think he might have at least mooned Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan for me, who was on the other side of the Chamber entrance way.

Disappointing, but I guess White is right and it’s really about the children—not creating Internet traffic for bloggers.

As of this writing, the tenure bill is being discussed and if the debate lasts anywhere as long as the first bill a mooning might be indeed be in order. White is a pretty straight-laced guy, but even he must have limits.



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