Politicians and the P/P debate

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    At some point and time, you know a politician will weigh in on this argument. I wondered who you thought would be the first politician to weigh in and will their opinion help or hurt. For example, if Fletcher came out on either side, will it help or hurt that side of the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    At some point and time, you know a politician will weigh in on this argument. I wondered who you thought would be the first politician to weigh in and will their opinion help or hurt. For example, if Fletcher came out on either side, will it help or hurt that side of the issue.

    There will not be a political debate on this. These issues will give fuel to another educational debate - if it ever occurs, and I do not see that happening. That debate is educational vouchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverShadow
    There will not be a political debate on this. These issues will give fuel to another educational debate - if it ever occurs, and I do not see that happening. That debate is educational vouchers.
    Not meaning a political debate but more along the lines of a politician standing in front of a mike or answering a question in an interview on this issue. Some politician will think that they can show themselves as a leader of the state by getting in front of the issue. Just wondering who everyone thinks it will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    At some point and time, you know a politician will weigh in on this argument. I wondered who you thought would be the first politician to weigh in and will their opinion help or hurt. For example, if Fletcher came out on either side, will it help or hurt that side of the issue.
    I think you will see politicians at least "active" on the Proposals specifically Prop 20.

    I wouldn't underestimate the mobilization of all available resources by both private and public schools that do not want to see the separation of post season play. And we all know that a good politican can never turn down the opportunity to represent a cause. I'll predict these Proposals will be all over the media between now and October 20.

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    My gut feeling tells me that most of this is for one of two purposes.

    1. To get the topic out in the open, showing that many believe there needs to be something done. This probably stems from the Highland football fiasco last year.

    2. Its a smoke screen to get another proposal passed. Ya know how those politicians can be sneaky.

    Or it could be just the burrito I ate last night.

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    Who has longer memories than teachers? Do you think it would serve any strategy interest for Westwood ( who was villified by teachers over health care) to take any interest publically? Draud, what would he gain? All of the elected leadership would have nothing to gain in NorKY.

    Political Rule: Pick a fight that you can win or look good. This one has no chance of being better than 50/50 - so why bother.

    But, then again we are talking about the very same people who can't pass a budget well, see no evil in gov. actions, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverShadow
    Who has longer memories than teachers? Do you think it would serve any strategy interest for Westwood ( who was villified by teachers over health care) to take any interest publically? Draud, what would he gain? All of the elected leadership would have nothing to gain in NorKY.

    Political Rule: Pick a fight that you can win or look good. This one has no chance of being better than 50/50 - so why bother.

    But, then again we are talking about the very same people who can't pass a budget well, see no evil in gov. actions, etc.
    My thoughts exactly. If you are from an area with minimal to no private schools, you might earn some political points by standing in front of a mike and railing against the "rich" private schools and the "poor" pitiful public schools. Some politicians will try and take advantage. Maybe someone from the mountains where private schools are not so prevalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverShadow
    Who has longer memories than teachers? Do you think it would serve any strategy interest for Westwood ( who was villified by teachers over health care) to take any interest publically? Draud, what would he gain? All of the elected leadership would have nothing to gain in NorKY.

    Political Rule: Pick a fight that you can win or look good. This one has no chance of being better than 50/50 - so why bother.

    But, then again we are talking about the very same people who can't pass a budget well, see no evil in gov. actions, etc.
    This Catholic school parent will NEVER forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolwrestler
    My gut feeling tells me that most of this is for one of two purposes.

    1. To get the topic out in the open, showing that many believe there needs to be something done. This probably stems from the Highland football fiasco last year.

    2. Its a smoke screen to get another proposal passed. Ya know how those politicians can be sneaky.

    Or it could be just the burrito I ate last night.
    It's the burrito.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    My thoughts exactly. If you are from an area with minimal to no private schools, you might earn some political points by standing in front of a mike and railing against the "rich" private schools and the "poor" pitiful public schools. Some politicians will try and take advantage. Maybe someone from the mountains where private schools are not so prevalent.
    Exactly.

    That will happen for sure. And likewise the politican who is overwhelmed by emails, calls, letters from those that do not want a split. Maybe politicians with voters in Erlanger or Union might avoid it but any other NKY politician could be all over it.

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