What a dork.

I'm sorry, but sometimes you just have to call a dork a dork -- or else be tempted to adopt more extreme labels such as f*cking hypocrite or candy-ass whiner. All three seem suitable for Carter Wrenn, Boy Pundit who today takes the Wake County School Superintendent to task for . . . you guessed it . . . hyperbole. {{{gasp}}}

Wake County School Superintendent Bill McNeal told the News and Observer, (5/16/06) he could never recommend a measly $625 million School Bond. McNeal said he couldn’t put kids in schools with adequate heating, air-conditioning and a roof that doesn’t leak for $625 million.


The superintendent is saying if he doesn’t get a billion dollar School Bond children are going to be sitting in classrooms freezing in the winter, burning up in the summer and with buckets on the floor to catch the rain from the leaky roof when there is a storm. If that’s true – if Bill McNeal is telling the cold hard truth and not practicing a little political hyperbole – I don’t think the people of Wake County would deny him his billion dollars.

But is it true that $625 million means kids will be sitting in classrooms where the roof leaks? Either the School Board or the County Commissioners should ask McNeal to prove it. If he does voters will probably be inclined to pass his bonds.

But he does not – well, what do you do with a School Superintendent who engages in political hyperbole to frighten people to raise taxes?

For those of you who aren't familiar with Carter Wrenn, you're lucky. Because if you actually followed his career, you'd know he directed political campaigns in North Carolina for:

* Ronald Reagan in the 1976 Republican Primary;
* Jesse Helms in 1978, 1984 & 1990;
* John East for US Senate in 1980;
* Lauch Faircloth for US Senate in 1992;
* Tom Fetzer for Mayor of Raleigh in 1993;
* Richard Vinroot for Governor in the Primary & General Election in 2000.

In other words, Wrenn has made a living trying to scare the shit out of people so they'd vote for right wing wackos. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!


Gee Anglico

You didn't have to give so much proof that Wrenn is a hypocrite. All you had to do was say he's a Republican and we would have known that. It does make for a short blog post, though. Heh, maybe your way is better.

So, is 625 million enough?

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.