I'm still mad at Pete Wilson for two things:
1. During his debate with Kathleen Brown, he promised to serve a full term if he won. One month after taking office for his second term, he announced his run for President.
2. When he announced his run for President, he went to New York City to have the Statue of Libery as his backdrop. He couldn't find a place in California to announce his candidacy?
posted on 05/30/2008 4:56:02 PM PDT
by Political Junkie Too
(Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
To: Political Junkie Too
During Wilson's tenure as gov, we teachers went through this really horrible bickering between Wilson and the guy who was the State super of schools. It got really ugly, and the whole school system was held hostage to a couple of whiny idiots. During that time, the CLAS test, this open-ended, touchy-feely exam, was sprung on us. Some of the literature selections were offensive to some, so parents raised a stink and demanded the right to opt their kids out of the test. OK by me, because the test was a loser anyway. When it died a timely death, schools had to scramble to find some kind of measuring device by which to measure students' progress. We found one, and it was quite good, and we used it until the various "reforms" brought by Sacto, & DC gave us their measuring tests, which, of course, are stupid and do nothing.
Wilson is, and was, a petty jerk. His try at the Prez. was pathetic at best, and I remember feelign the same way you did. And now we have Ahnold. Don't get me started....
posted on 05/30/2008 10:40:36 PM PDT
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