Thursday, March 27, 2008

A politician says does as I say, not as I do

Paul Jacobs has a classic case of a politician wanting one set of rules for most citizens, but another set of rules for himself in The Private Schools of Politicians?

"Years ago, Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley voted against Oregon’s charter school legislation. He lost.
Later, he and his wife applied to send two of their kids to a newly forming charter school. The school was late in starting up, so he lost again as the application wasn’t acted on.
But now that Willamette Weekly leaked the application, it’s getting lots of attention.
Merkley first denied the report. Then, when the actual applications were produced, well, he stopped denying."

Read the rest of the column for Paul Jacobs' thoughts about this hypocritical incident.

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