Minnesota has an excellent new Commissioner of Education, Cheri Pierson Yecke, who has been instrumental in promulgating standards in subjects like social studies that are not anti-American.
This, naturally, has the Democrats in a tizzy. Ms. Yecke has not yet been confirmed by the state Senate, and it appears that the Democrats will try to block her. “She is on the fringes rather than in the mainstream,” [Democratic legislator Matt] Entenza said. “It’s time for her to pack her bags and go back to Washington, D.C., where she belongs.”
To which Governor Tim Pawlenty made this characteristically pithy rejoinder: “Not liking somebody’s policy direction isn’t a good reason to tube a confirmation. If they don’t like the policy direction, they should maybe win an election. That might be a new idea for them.”
Well put. Liberals have never accepted the proposition that their right to rule is contingent on actually winning an election.
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