Wednesday, January 05, 2011

More Important Than She Ever Dreamed

Madam Virginia Foxx, the new Czar of Higher Education in the U.S. House, told the Chronicle of Higher Education in an interview just published that she can't remember why she was the only Republican member of the House Education Committee to vote against reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

"Probably just habit?" she suggested.

Then she added, "I can do what I waunt, bee-otch! I'll do what I waunt! What-evah! I'll do what I waunt!"

The bill she couldn't remember a reason for voting against, incidentally, was a Bush administration initiative and was signed into law by George W. Bush on August 14, 2008.


FOXX FANN said...

Probably for the same reasons articulated by the Obamas Sec of Ed in the same article...

"Margaret Spellings, the secretary of education, had voiced her displeasure about the dozens of new grant programs Congress included in the bill. In a letter she sent to lawmakers after it passed, Ms. Spellings said that the White House supported many parts of the bill but remained concerned about the more than 60 “new, costly, and duplicative programs” that the legislation would create. That criticism appears not to have been so deeply felt as to warrant a veto"

Brushfire said...

She has openly stated her opposition to the idea of Federal Government being involved in education. To the best of my knowledge she has been fired from every position she held in higher education or has left on bad terms. Putting Virginia Foxx in charge of education sounds like a good way to destroy public education in America. Let's hope her past behavior is not a predictor of what she does in the future.

barkleydog said...

Kinda like making Michael Vick President of PETA.