Tuesday, July 17, 2012

IISD #21: Legal Chuckles

IISD Admin Lunchroom Chatter #21
Nosher #1:  Sometimes, it is really hard not to laugh at the antics of the Floundering Four (Huffstetler, V. Jones, Christian and Craig) ISD board members.  Especially, when they attempt to make their scripted remarks appear spontaneous.  And this is supposed to have folks think they believe in ‘full transparency’ as crowed by board president Huffstetler? 
Nosher #2:  No joke.  Hearing Craig’s feeble rejoinder last evening to postpone the discussion of providing the district with in-house legal council by forming a committee to “study” the issue would be pure comedy for Jay Leno’s show.  Knowing that her four votes were already in the bag to table the in-house proposal even made her performance Tony worthy.
Nosher #1:  What makes the antics of the Floundering Four even more entertaining is that each member of the group had to opine on both sides of the issue with their emphasis of always wanting to save tax payer funds.  What?  When did the Floundering Four institute this goal? I must have missed the meeting where they gave consideration to saving tax payers money.
Nosher #2:   Look, we have already spent $523,000 for legal services this year alone (with two months of billing to go) on the district’s legal counsel...and this does not considering the funds also spent on outside legal services.  And what makes this very scary is that the Floundering Four are considering “training” a protege of the current counsel.  Do they actually believe this would save any bucks?
Nosher #1:   What is truly sad is that all the information to consider in-house legal counsel was readily available to the Floundering Four to at least start considering this process.  Do you think they do not want to make a decision that is contrary to what the superintendent’s agenda might be?  
Nosher#2:  I think the public is slowly becoming aware that one of the many real problems facing the school district boils down to the comedy of errors by the Floundering Four.  And passing off their service on the board as being beneficial to the community and tax payers causes grins of comedy gold.  I can hardly wait until this ‘committee’ meets to discuss the in-house legal representation issue.  
Nosher #1:  Really.  Members of the Floundering Four will probably snooze during the committee meeting dreaming of new comedy routines in their attempt to amuse tax payers. 
A note from counsel: These “candid” lunchroom conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles.  Mark Holbrook