Thursday, April 17, 2008

Special Privileges For Robert Lucero's Friends

Speakers at public forum are allowed two minutes to speak.

It is an arbitrary number, having been reduced from three minutes.

It is barely enough time to make any point of substance.

Speakers are interrupted if they speak past the time limit.
I have noticed that speakers in suits are given extra time.

If you are cajoling a board member, you get extra time.

And if you are a friend of Robert Lucero, you get extra time.

When the President of the Teaching Assistants was not able to finish her presentation in the allotted two minutes, board member Lucero announced that he would like to ask her a question at the end of the public forum. His question; would you like to finish reading your presentation? After which the lady was given an additional two minutes or so.

I don't begrudge her the extra time. That isn't the issue.

The issue is that the rules don't apply to Robert Lucero.

Anymore than they apply to any of the good ol' boys
that run the APS.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to move to the west side just to vote the little weasle down!