What's the fuss? One tiny little problem: the Mayor of Indianapolis doesn't run the schools. He doesn't even hire the guy that does! Nope, Us The People elect the members of the School Board, who then go out and hire a
...So when a TV newsie this very morning asked the Democrat candidate point-blank about the hitch in her bold plan to redd up IPS to a fareethewell, I cheered....
At least until he let her ignore the meat of the question ("How you gonna do that that? You're not the boss of them!) and trot out her collection of How I Will Save You sound bites in response. Possibly recognizing he was dealing with a stone wall, the reporter sighed and went on to the next question.
I'd like to tell you the incumbent has better sense. He may, but it's a damned close thing. The last time he got to pick a major bigtime city department head, he chose Frank Straub (fire him!), the odious, oleaginous weasel of a Public Safety Director who appears to have been instrumental in losing FOP support for the incumbent in the upcoming election.
I'm tellin' ya, it's tempting to sit this one out. We might as well elect double-dipper Lincoln Plowman and just post a list of prices-for-outcomes. At least the city would finish out his term in the black.
And who knows -- with his experience, maybe he could bribe IPS to do better.