No sooner than I pushed the “publish” button on my last article, I received the latest missive from Virginia Korte in my inbox via the anonymous “Voice of Scottsdale” blog.
I was rather shocked to see the normally-genteel Scottsdale city council woman refer to Scottsdale Unified School District governing board member Pam Kirby as an “alpha dog,” and in the next paragraph Korte refers to board meetings as “bitch sessions” orchestrated by Kirby and board member Barbara Perleberg to persecute soon-to-be-ex-SUSD Superintendent David Peterson.
Yes, this is the same Virginia Korte who is a champion of “civil dialog.” The same Virginia Korte who has tirelessly promoted tolerance through her “Unity Pledge,” and a proposed city ordinance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents and employees.
It just goes to show, yet-again, that this whole notion of “civil dialog” equates to: “If you criticize me, you are being uncivil,” and, “How dare you point out the facts!”
The SUSD governing board was elected by the voters to look after OUR tax money; to hire the right person as superintendent, and to hold them accountable for delivery value in exchange for tax dollars spent…and, I might add, a handsome $200,000/year salary (plus expenses).
If asking for information and citing facts is uncivil, well, I guess you can call me a “dog” and “bitch,” too.