Friday, January 14, 2005

Mayor's Radio Highlights

Not much on the Mayor's show today. Lots of snow removal and parking complaints, one claim of being able to control the weather. One caller did call and ask the mayor what he was going to do about Charter Schools. The Mayor's response was longwinded but could be summed up as follows:
  • The public schools aren't functioning
  • We need to help the kids
  • The public schools are outdated
  • Kids need help
I agree with him on everything except the "outdated" part. Public schools work fine with proper funding, small classes, and good teachers (and well funded preschool and after school programs). He didn't directly address the issue of Charter Schools. I'm sure we'll be hearing more on this.

The only other interesting part was when they Mayor told a caller that the caller didn't have to worry about the snow because the Mayor had made it rain and the snow had melted. Mayor Whalen (or was it Corning) use to say "God put the snow there and God will take it away". Mayor Jennings seems to have updated that to "God made it snow and then I made it rain". I really think this may be more evidence that you shouldn't hold elected office for more than 8 years.