First Jon Baliles of RIVER CITY RAPIDS called for the defeat of George Braxton as Chair of the Richmond City School Board. Don Harrison of SAVE RICHMOND piggy-backed on Baliles' effort. Neither blog allows comment. That is interesting since Harrison was critical of the School Board; because, the public could not speak at the meeting.
Paul Hammond of THE LOST ART OF THE CITY poked fun at Baliles and Harrison, and I took a shot at both Mr. Baliles and Mr. Harrison on Hammond's blog. Harrison replied to me on his blog, but I cannot respond to him on his blog.
BUT THAT IS THE MAIN REASON I GOT A BLOG!
I called Baliles and Harrison apologists for Mayor L. Douglas Wilder. Harrison says that is "absolute horse hockey," and he cited several blogs in which he criticized/opposed Wilder. My main gripe with Baliles' "bill of particulars" against Braxton--which Harrison embraced--was the one that read "the perpetual stalling and playing chicken with the moving of the RPS [Richmond Public Schools] offices."
The insistence that the RPS offices be moved was an unfunded mandate by a person who had no authority to issue that decree. The School Board should be applauded for "out Wildering" Wilder on that matter. On this issue criticizing the Board constitutes being a Wilder apologist.
Mr. Harrison, you may respond on my blog. Will I ever be able to on yours?
Preston M. Yancy