Arne Duncan, Suuuuuuuuuper Geeeeeeenius!

(Guest post by Greg Forster)

Before he goes ahead with the plan to set himself up as America’s first one-man legislature, Arne Duncan might want to read this detailed, devastating takedown by Rick Hess.

This is pretty much what I was trying to get at in the comments earlier this week, except a whole lot better both on substance and humor value. I couldn’t stop laughing, and I also couldn’t stop crying.

(Although I do think I should get points for working in an Iron Chefs reference.)

If Duncan doesn’t pick up the clue Rick is putting out on the table for him, here’s how his tenure might be remembered:


10 Responses to Arne Duncan, Suuuuuuuuuper Geeeeeeenius!

  1. matthewladner says:

    That’s some classic Rick!

  2. Daniel Earley says:


  3. MOMwithAbrain says:

    BRAVO !

  4. CarolineSF says:

    OK, I’m a Parents Across America founding member, a supporter of Diane Ravitch, a booster of everything the SOS March stood for, someone who thinks teachers’ unions are not just *not tools of Satan* but forces for good.

    You get the picture.

    Brace yourself.

    I totally agree with Jay Greene and Rick Hess on this issue.

    • Daniel Earley says:

      When the machinery of government mutates toward defying checks and balances, the wiser of us with opinions of whatever stripe tend to smell the danger. Only the pragmatist of the shortest possible view ignores the machinery. Of course, it helps that Hess has so masterfully illustrated this point.

    • Greg Forster says:

      I’m always honored to be mistaken for Jay! And I feel confident he’s on the same page we are. But honor requires me to note that Jay and I are not the same man (as far as you know).

  5. CarolineSF says:

    I’ve never seen you in the same place at the same time…

    (sorry, somehow missed the byline.)

  6. Sandra says:

    @Daniel – Yep, “the wiser of us with opinions of whatever stripe tend to smell the danger.” The silence, however, by the U.S. Congress is deafening.

  7. […] Rick Perry. Although other issues are in the foreground, the broader backdrop is Duncan’s effort to set himself up as a one-man legislature versus Perry’s ferocious resistance to national […]

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