Boston; Washington, D.C.
In the light of the Dime Store Indian grilling Betsy Wetsy for her support of vouchers, some are pointing out that the former woman once herself supported vouchers.
Yes, she did. But that fact needs context. Here is the context.
If you missed my wrap-up on Sunday, while we’re on the subject of Betsy Wetsy, then I wrote this:
The more time goes on, the more I dislike the choice of Betsy Wetsy at Ed. Not that I think she’s particularly abhorrent. No, the reason I’m increasingly disliking the choice is because of the Machiavellian politics of the choice. It’s giving the teachers’ unions an outbound target. Remember, until now, the teachers’ unions and the neoliberal reformists were firing at each other within the blue team tent. Now, that’s all forgotten, because Betsy Wetsy is giving them a much easier target, and because a “Republican” PEOTUS chose her, it gets the unions and the neolibs back on good terms. Trump should have really picked someone with Machiavellian wedge-dropping politics in mind, so that we would actually see a death march duel between Davis Guggenheim and Randi Weingarten come to pass.