Jim Rex Believes In “Hope …” November 20, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
WELL, AS LONG AS SHE’S “PHOTOGENIC” AND BETWEEN THE AGES OF 4-6
FITSNews – November 20, 2007 – We hate to spoil a nicely-themed press event for S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, but we figure the more time he spends fixing our state’s pathetic public schools as opposed to spoonfeeding meaningless drivel to a fawning press corps, the better off our state’s kids are going to be.
Anyway, that’s why we’re publishing an internal school district e-mail, obtained exclusively by FITSNews, that seems to be laying the groundwork for Rex’s latest PR stunt. Sent to hundreds of teachers and school administrators yesterday, it reads:
I have what is going to seem like an odd request. I have been asked to find one or two little girls between the ages of 4 and 6, one white, one African American who are both named Hope.
Do you know of any little girls here at school, in your family, neighborhood or at church who have the name of Hope? Photogenic would be nice as well. If you could look around, ask friends I’d appreciate it. This is for something Jim Rex is working on.
We’re going to go out on a limb here and predict that this event is going to be the sweetest thing ever – in addition to being racially-diverse and completely free of ugly kids. Because heaven knows, when you’re trying to justify the nation’s worst graduation rate (despite a billion dollars in new money being pumped into your school system over the last four years), ugly kids just aren’t going to get the job done.
Pretty kids = more money, people. Ask any black market baby smuggler.