Wednesday, May 15, 2013

IISD #29: Blurred Vision

IISD Admin Lunchroom Chatter #29

Nosher #1:  Just when you thought sanity would return to the school board after the election, the dregs of the Quandary Quartet continue to whine and forget that they aren’t going to be in charge.  Stalling and finally blocking the request of three board members to hold a special meeting to canvass the votes and swear in the new and duly elected board members on Friday amounted to another petty action on their part.  What is wrong with these people? 

Nosher #2:  I agree.  It isn’t right that the new board members will not be able to participate in the Monday work session, and then be expected to vote on these items that night.  Putting it mildly, this has got to be the ‘last great act of defiance’ by Huffstetler and her cohorts.  Sure hope V. Jones enjoys this work session, since she will be the odd person out in the very near future.

Nosher #1:  Do you think that after Monday night, Huffstetler should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist?  This would allow her to see if she actually has cataracts clouding her vision.  Certainly, she cannot envision how her actions for the past three years have been anything but detrimental to the district.  And sadly, in her myopic thinking, she actually believes she has been doing a good job.

Nosher #2: I don’t know about you, but I welcome the new board taking over.  Monday after the election, it seemed as if the morale around here went positively viral.  Of course, the Super was chagrined and moping around.  Guess the reality of not having four malleable board members at his whim and disposal was really depressing.

Nosher #1:  Who knows, he might actually have to forego some of his special projects and begin listening to what citizens of the district have been saying.  If anything, the margin of victory noted in the election results should demonstrate that Huffstetler, V. Jones, Craig and Christian were not in tune with what voters wanted and expected from their elected representatives.

Nosher #2:  Isn’t that the truth.  I don’t recall any previous board election when an incumbent was run out of office by such a wide and significant margin!  And when a former board member is really trounced in his efforts to return to the board, voters apparently understood just how bad the Quandary Quartet had been.  Of course, the members of the Quandary Quartet will put on their rose colored glasses and keep believing that they were doing good. 

Nosher #1:  Thank goodness voters have better vision than the Quandary Quartet.  No eye exams are need for them.

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