Will Chinese investors flock to Virginia?
Terry McAuliffe couldn’t get elected in his home state of New York. New York is brazen, but it’s not Jersey, e.g. see recent escapades of Spitzer and Wiener in NYC’s primaries and the recent indictments of Downstate politicos.
Yet in Virginia, the Clintons’ money-bag guy Terry McAuliffe has a real chance of being elected Governor of the Commonwealth. In his 2007 book “What A Party!” McAuliffe openly embraces the practice of pay to play politics:
“Now let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to raise money for a governor. They have all kinds of business to hand out, road contracts, construction jobs, you name it”.
And McAuliffe isn’t just talk, he has already delivered corruption right to the Commonwealth’s doorstep. His scamming of the US immigration system, thru the EB-5 visa program, promises to bring to Virginia a world-class Crony Capitalist to the Governor’s mansion, Breakfasts and Coffees in Richmond may never be the same.
Moving Forward in Barack Obama’s America. No word yet whether Democratic candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe, close friend of America’s first Black President Bill Clinton, has condemned his running mate as an uppity white bigot.
SOLs as administered and implemented in our schools have contributed to the increasing bureaucratization of the classroom, though teachers can still be creative and inspiring even in an SOL world, the SOLs obviously takes a toll. The WPost has this story today.
MCPS Central Office should save us all the drama and BS of a nationwide search for a new Principal at Osbourn. The two obvious, plausible candidates are Zella Jones and Mike Dufrene. Both would be good choices. The fair and common sense decision would be Dr. Jones to be made Principal and Mr. Dufrene to be made Deputy Principal, if I need to explain the common sense dimension of such a selection to Central Office then they are truly out of touch. Furthermore, there should be only two individuals with “Principal” in their titles.
p.s. My recommendation is based purely on observing the two individuals in action and discussions with other parents with students at Osbourn. They are not personal friends or acquaintances of mine, I have never spoken with them outside school or a school related event.