A Task Force, La-Ti-Da November 1, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
JIM REX IS SUCH A LEADER
FITSNews – November 1, 2007 – Given the recent rash of South Carolina public school teachers having sex with their students, we figured it would only be a matter of time before State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex addressed this brewing controversy. What we didn’t figure was that his response – specifically announcing his intention to form a “task force” to investigate the problem – would be so lame.
What is it with South Carolina politicians and the formation of these weak ass task forces? Even Gov. Mark Sanford, who lambasted his Democratic predecessor for being too “task force happy,” has resorted far too frequently to this distinctly political method of appearing like you’re dealing with a problem without actually dealing with it.
Task forces are a lot like that scene in the movie Spaceballs when the starship Megamaid is about to go to “ludicrous speed” and a frustrated Dark Helmet asks Colonel Sandurz, “Why are we always preparing to go?? Just go!!”
Of course, according to the, um, “reporting” done by Bill Robinson over at Rex Lovers R Us (a.k.a. La Socialista newspaper), the Superintendent’s “task force” idea is … wait for it … the greatest thing since sliced bread!
How do we know this? Well, once again not a single person Robinson interviewed for his front-page
fellatio story had anything but glowing things to say about it.
UPDATE – What’s also interesting about Robinson’s article is that he openly refers to the Palmetto State Teachers Association and the South Carolina Education Association as the State Department of Education’s “stakeholders.” Which is exactly our point, because the last time we checked the real stakeholders of the Department should be South Carolina parents and taxpayers, not a damn teacher’s union and a liberal advocacy group.