Tuesday, May 6, 2014
HERALD MAIL GIVES THREE CANDIDATES FOR BOE A CLEAN SLATE: THREE OPENINGS ON BOE
JACQUELINE FISCHER, MELINDA MARSDEN, AND STAN STOUFFER ONLY THREE BOE CANDIDATES WITHOUT DIRT TO REPORT BY HERALD MAIL: THREE OPENINGS ON BOE
Is it just me growing more cynical or is this truly a coincidence? These candidate's profiles for the Board of Education were published two-at-a-time, and the first thing that struck me was that the HM is not exactly known for its investigative work. So what's up? Why this election? Why only the BOE candidates? One of the candidate's told me that when they were interviewed the reporter justified publishing this information because the BOE has a large budget, if not the largest budget, in the county. OK, but what about the dirt that wasn't related to finances? Certainly there is dirt that could be dug up on other candidates for other races; in fact, I know that there is.
The second cynical thought came after reading the first profile that was without dirt. The article did not state that they had investigated this person and was unable to find anything to report. There just wasn't any. In fact, that statement did not appear in any of the profiles without dirt. Intentional?
After reading 6 of the 8 profiles and realizing that there were only 2 so far without dirt, I predicted that there would only be one candidate of the final two profiles to be published that would report a bit of dirt, giving us exactly three "clean" candidates. Guess what? Three clean candidates and three openings...imagine that.