Thursday, October 3, 2013


Say what you want about the grand bargain it demonstrates what a governor can do when he/she exhibits strong leadership.  After eight years of largely tepid leadership from Ted Kulongoski, John Kitzhaber has shown himself to be a masterful leader.

And yes, there is lots for everyone to dislike in this grand bargain but as a advocate for school funding I am largely pleased (and in saying this I recognize that I have come a long way in accepting the political realities that distort good policy).  Public education in the state needed a strong champion and in Kitzhaber the state has found one.  Kudos.

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