Dear Del. Frush
I could hardly believe my eyes when I read the Laurel Leader today,
Febrary 25, 2005
The Leader quotes you as follows:
Del. Barbara Frush of Calverton said she will support
an elected board because she promised to do so, but
"maybe against my better judgment."
"Appointments present a better picture," she said,
because otherwise an elected board can become
merely "a podium for people wanting to run for higher
At first I was horrified by this anti-Democratic, authoritarian sentiment coming from an elected official.
But, I got to thinking. Maybe appointments DO present a better picture. I am certain that Gov. Ehrlich and/or Pres. Bush could appoint better legislators that those of you elected by the obviouslyincompetent voters of the 21st district.
So, following your own philosophy, I am going to write to the Governor and the President and ask them to do away with elected delegates in the 21st district , substituting delegates appointed jointly by theGovernor and the President.
May I count on your support?
Also, I see that you seem to think that:
The appointed school board has brought stability to the school system, she said.<>Gee, I thought the unelected school board had brought us extremently expensive administrators involved in procurement scandals, ethics violations, and drug-money laundering, along with rotting schools that take a backseat to luxury gyms. Your view of what is important certainly does not seem to square with that of the voters, I guess
that's why you don't trust them.
Diane C. Russell