e CommonSense: Chester: We Were Wrong! Santa Delivers to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Chester: We Were Wrong! Santa Delivers to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart

When we are wrong we will admit it. We thought Santa would be coming down Rocco Imperatrice's chimney and unloading his bundle of goodies there. Instead, the Daily Times reports that Michael Gillen, never one to spend a dime if he can spend a dollar, as long as its taxpayer money, has retained the pricey law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart to keep him and his buddies on the Board of Control in power. We are sure those kids in Chester won't mind Mike paying Jack Krill $450 per hour to keep Mike and his guys in power. After all, they've done such a super-duper excellent job improving the Chester schools that we're all thinking of moving our kids to Chester!

Of course, we jest. The only thing the Board of Control is really good at is transferring money from the taxpayers, and the children of Chester, to Vahan Gureghian.


At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is happening in Chester schools is shocking, and it's not getting better. So long as the right people get enough money, they'll keep mismanaging that district until there's nothing left of it at all.

The really sad thing is that none of the people involved has the decency to step back and say they obvously have no clue how to fix it. Accepting pay from that district is like demanding money for water in New Orleans.

Why would anyone spend the district's money to keep those posts if it weren't a gravy train?

It ought to be required that they each send their own kids to the district!


At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blog on! When I think that we are fighting in Iraq to impose a democratic form of government, and then I look at what that actually means in Delaware County, the history of Machine politics, the nepotism, the corruption, the use of raw political power to punish anyone who gets in the way of the feeding trough, even the fundamental question of whether our courts dispense impartial justice, I don't doubt that people should fight for some better government ...


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