|Vichy Quisling Leadership At Its Finest|
Essentially, we have the same backdoor endorsement of Cuomo from the state union hacks that we got from the federal union hacks. Over the weekend I received my BTF endorsements in the mail and there was a soporific tangle of circumlocution prattling on about "supporting Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu" but in the box where the endorsements were listed there was none for Teachout/Wu. None. So Phil Rumore is apparently under the spell of the same demi gods as the rest of NYSUT/AFT and in spite of all the hot air and the signature raising and blah blah blah Phil is going to chicken out and say awww shucks. Well, gang I guess we have to vote for Cuomo... To which I say like hell we do. If Phil wants us parading back and forth with picket signs and hustling downtown to do the same before Board meetings he should have at least followed through on a gesture that would give us something to get fired up about. Instead he pulled another fast one, same as Deely, same as Randi and they all think we are going to shrug and pull the lever for the jackass ticket that butters their bread so nicely. The last thing I am going to do as a registered Democrat is vote for Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu tomorrow. It may well be another pointless gesture, a Quixotic tilt at the Cuomo/Hochul windmill. It will mean something to me though, something to my students and fellow teachers and parents who've had it up to here with Cuomo and his Common Core and the fucking corporatized, soulless, spineless Democrats who think teachers owe them a living. If all we have these days is gestures, voting for Teachout and Wu is the best one I've seen in a while.