It was implored of me a few days ago to write "balanced" posts about the candidacy of Ann DeLacy for the Howard County Board of Education. Not sure that as a citizen of the local blogoverse, not as an actual journalist, I need to write balanced posts about anyone or anything. As the record clearly, shows, I chose not to endorse Ms. DeLacy's candidacy for the primary election. The general election is, of course, another matter.
Some may also look at my post from a few days ago, where I decided to respond to a reader's comment by relating my entire history and knowledge of Ann DeLacy and the Howard County Education Association (HCEA). I know I wasn't asked to do this, but since apparently certain corners of Howard County think me milky in the filbert because I fail to see the logic and inevitability of the DeLacy candidacy, I thought I would come clean with my entire knowledge of the person/group under scrutiny.
Of course, if one wants to know the basic reasons for my opposition to Ms. DeLacy's candidacy, simply look at this post. Long story short-- I was burned once and have no intention of getting burned again.
Also, I am apparently not the only member of the local blogosphere recently calling into question Ms. DeLacy and/or the HCEA. HoCoRising does it here and Tales of Two Cities does it here. Interesting-- HoCoRising's reasons for opposing Ms. DeLacy's primary candidacy basically mirror my own.
Still, Ms. DeLacy's candidacy is worthy of my comment, especially since there is something I am just plain missing about her. And so, I will be posting a detailed, lengthy post about this website within the next week or two. This week is one of those where my real life must take precedence over my blogger's life, Wednesday night's blog party notwithstanding. So the time and hour of said post must, sadly, be one of my own choosing. And, rest assured, I do have positive things to say about Ms. DeLacy's website-- substantive things, not just "I like her logo" or crap like that.
Meanwhile, I have something for you who enjoy practicing blind obeisance to some would-be Board of Education potentate-- try looking at this for a few minutes.