Did you catch Teresa Holmes on WIS-TV today? Did you listen to what she said?
"It's all political."
What could be political about my introducing myself to a woman I don't know? I'm not running for office. Obviously, Teresa already has the November election on her mind. What could possibly be "political" about a non-partisan election?
And then she said, "It's all about the election."
Seriously? I introduce myself to a stranger and that's about an election?
And "They want the people to think that this board is in chaos." Well, this Board is in chaos. All you have to do is go to a meeting. If you have a doubt now, you won't have one after one meeting.
And the icing on the cake? "This board has three chaotic members." Well, now there's a true statement for you.
But Holmes meant the "other" three. By "three chaotic members" she meant Lindsay Agostini, Monica Scott and Lashonda McFadden. Could that be slander? Mean-spirited? Disparaging?
Those three are the cool heads on the board who are trying to get the District's business done with integrity and responsibility.
Holmes herself is one of the board members (keeping in mind that she is not even a legitimate board member) who creates parliamentary chaos. Holmes cannot understand Secondary Motions, loses her place during motions and discussions, and argues with board members who try to exercise their parliamentary rights to speak.
Several meetings ago one board member called a Point-of-Order and continued to do, trying to get Holmes to stop talking and recognize her. Robert's Rules of Order is very clear about what happens in a meeting when a Point-of-Order is called. What did Holmes finallly say? "I AM the Point-of-Order at this time."
How's that for leadership.
As for Manning's comment on WIS-TV. "Philpott is always questioning the Board." Well, why not, James? Am I - are we - just supposed to sit here and watch the board keep doing dumb things? Dumb things, you ask? You want a list? Will you do something with a list? I mean, besides toss it in the nearest wastebasket.
The best thing that voters could do on November 9, 2022 is kick Holmes, McKie, Caution-Parker and Manning into retirement.
Actually, the Governor might take care McKie sooner. Stay turned.