Monday, November 26, 2007

One little victory

A certain measure of righteousness
A certain amount of force
A certain degree of determination
Daring on a different course...

The measure of the moment
In a difference of degree
Just one little victory
A spirit breaking free
One little victory
The greatest act can be
One little victory

For the first time in anyone's memory, there will be a conservative directing Kentucky's educational system.

For those of us who have anguished over the liberal philosophies brought to Kentucky by Tom Boysen and perpetuated by his successors, the news that Republican State Rep. (and longtime Kentucky educator) Jon Draud has been named Kentucky's education commissioner is welcome news indeed.

The selection of a state Board of Education by Gov. Ernie Fletcher that would thumb its nose at Gov.-Elect Steve Beshear and go forward with its selection of a new chief, and then select a respected conservative like Draud, may go down as Fletcher's most lasting contribution to the Commonwealth. And this, more so than the hiring scandal, may become his legacy.

We congratulate Draud for his selection, we congratulate the board for its choice, and we congratulate Gov. Fletcher for choosing a school board that has finally applied some conservative philosophy to our state's schools. We've seen the negative effects that years of Democrat rule have had on our educational system. Only now, as Fletcher prepares to leave office, do we get to see if Republican/conservative philosophy can make a positive impact.


At 3:33 PM, November 26, 2007, Blogger Kentucky Progress said...

You've got to be kidding. First, don't do poems in political blogs posts. That was horrible. And then to use the word "conservative" and "Jon Draud" in the same sentence makes less sense than the poem. Rep. Draud has made it clear on many occasions his main goal is to get along with the current bureaucracy. This is by no means a conservative victory, not even a small one.

At 3:43 PM, November 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must not be a Rush fan (the Canadian band, not the Missouri commentator...)

At 6:09 PM, November 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Peart rides again!

At 12:46 AM, November 27, 2007, Anonymous p4p said...

Yeah, "Draud" and "conservative" together is a little too much. The guy is unabashedly pro-more-government.


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