Monday, May 01, 2006

Don't Believe Everything You Read in the Papers

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer (former governor of Colorado and head of the DNC) announced his intention to retire a while back, thus setting off speculation as to who will replace him.

According to today's Los Angeles Daily News:

Board member David Tokofsky said the district has been contacted by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, as well as superintendents from around the country, inquiring about the job.

I don't buy it. As someone who worked as an aide to the Vice-President of LAUSD's school board from 1999-2001, and worked with David Tokofsky, I can tell you he's a grandstanding windbag who likes to hear the sound of his own voice. He also likes to drop names of important people to make himself look more important. Don't get me wrong, David is a very intelligent man, but he speaks before he thinks far too often.

Who knows if David Tokofsky's opinion will matter when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gets done taking over the school district? But I'd bet large sums of money that Governor Richardson will not be the next Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.


At 2:56 PM, Anonymous andrea said...

That is the MOST bizarre rumor. They must have come up with that because Romer is a former governor. As IF Richardson would be interested in that while he's getting re-elected.


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