In news that certainly shocked me, the video announcement about the decision to sue the Helena School District is even more amusing than the decision to file the suit itself.
Her claim that the curriculum process has been completed behind closed doors is, to be polite, a damn lie. Literate Americans can read Board minutes and attend meetings. At the end of the “interview,” Allen-Gailushas even makes it clear that it’s her fault for not getting involved earlier:
This has opened me up to needing to pay attention more, whereas I never really thought about it before.
To recap, the Board’s public meetings and minutes are tyrannical because Allen-Gailushas didn’t pay attention to what was going on.
Allen-Gailushas’s reasoning for suing OPI is another demonstration of the keen analytical work of the Tea Party and its citizen lawyers. According to Allen-Gailushas:
Because they’re [OPI] at the head of the school district and they have not come in to stop what the school board is doing…
Neither is NATO. Why not sue them? They have about the same level of jurisdiction over local curriculum.
Finally, I love the appeal to every citizen across America. I’m pretty sure that conservatives are supposed to believe in local control of schools. I wonder why the Tea Party and its ill-mannered ilk want to let “outsiders” in the conservative media impose their will on local decision making? Hoping for a little attention from the Fox News crowd?
I’m headed to the courthouse tomorrow to get a copy of the suit and will post by the end of day.