May 20, 2009
McLeroy confirmation lives again

Back in April, the Senate declined to act on the confirmation of Don McLeroy as the chair of the State Board of Education, as Nomination Committee Chair Mike Jackson decided there weren't enough votes to confirm him. That may not be the case any more, as McLeroy has now been approved by the committee and will get a hearing before the full Senate soon. I'd like to see this go down in flames, because both he and Governor Perry deserve the dishonor, but it's not like this boots him off the SBOE, and it's not like we'll get anyone better. It's more optics than substance, and while the SBOE could use all the help it can get on either score, in the end this doesn't amount to that much. I'm hoping for the best, but neither too optimistic nor too wigged out about it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 20, 2009 to That's our Lege
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