Yesterday, Mitt Romney was on the steps of the Statehouse insisting that voters be given a chance to decide the marriage discrimination amendment.
So what does he do? Denies Massachusetts voters, who actually made a choice, the opportunity to have their votes translated into public policy.
From the Globe:
Romney appoints two new members, chairman of Board of Education
November 20, 2006
BOSTON –Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday appointed Thomas Fortmann, a scientist who founded a program to help teachers learn mathematics, and Sandra Stotsky, a longtime professor of education, to the state Board of Education.
Fortmann and Stotsky will replace James Peyser and Abigail Thernstrom, whose terms had expired.
The governor also named Chris Anderson, a current board member, as chairman. The nine-member panel sets policy for kindergarten through 12th-grade education in Massachusetts.
“Tom Fortmann and Sandra Stotsky each bring a lifetime of educational experience to the Board of Education,” Romney in a statement. “They will insist on high standards, preserve the choice offered by charter schools and make sure that the needs of children always come first in the decisions we make regarding education policy.”
Peyser and Thernstrom had served on the board for the past decade.
Does anyone remember how Romney howled and screamed and cried about the awful appointees he was stuck with (in places like the Turnpike Authority) due to the choices of another Republican governor?
Now, a lame duck Republican is attempting to override the voters’ desire for change, by packing the state Board of Education.
If I wanted Sandra Stotsky, I would have voted for Muffy.