April 14, 2009

Arne's ball . . . I mean gall

Ednotes, thanks for the Ed Quote of the Year.
"I didn't want to try to save the country's children and our educational system and jeopardize my own children's education."

That's from Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education and Obama's Basketball-Buddy-in-Chief.

I tell you, my disgust with these jocks is starting to run really deep. In most of the wider senses of the word as well, like "jockey" from the online dictionary:

* cheat: defeat someone through trickery or deceit

* compete (for an advantage or a position)
[NOTE: as in gaming the system, in this case, public education]
* someone employed to ride horses in horse races

* ride a racehorse as a professional jockey
[NOTE: not the groom and not the trainer (that's us), but the RIDER.]
* an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus; "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"
[NOTE: the word "operator," a facile user of the apparatus]

What's good for the goose, and all that sort of thing.


Anonymous said...

These guys say anything because what they say is so unbelievable that anyone would actually say it that most people are too numbed to respond with the rage the comments deserve.

Hyman said...