Monday, November 22, 2010

Walz Esquivel

Journal Editor Kent Walz
and school board candidate
Marty Esquivel
are not
unknown to each other.

Most recently, they worked together to bamboozle the NM FOG Board of Directors into giving APS Supt and bully Winston Brooks, their Dixon Award, for his service as a "champion of transparency".

There is the appearance of a conflict of interest; on the one hand, as a Journalist, Walz has the obligation to fully inform voters in anticipation of an election.

On the other hand, he's one of the good ol' boys, and they cover each others' asses.

As a candidate for a seat on the school board, Esquivel can expect to be asked some questions. He should expect to be expected to answer candidly, forthrightly, and honestly.

It doesn't make any difference who asks a legitimate question or, why.

It simply matters that the question is legitimate.

1. Are you willing to be held honestly accountable as a role model of the standards of conduct you establish and enforce upon students; for even those few hours a day you hold them accountable to them? Will you hold yourself honestly accountable as a role model of the Pillars of Character Counts? the nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct unanimously adopted by the board, as the APS student standards of conduct?

2. Are you willing to give whistle blower complaints the due process promised by School Board Policy; the review and approval of individual complaints by the School Board's Audit Committee?

3. Are you willing to tell stakeholders, the ethically redacted truth about the public corruption in the APS Police Department?

Is he willing to tell the truth at all? Will he raise his right hand and promise to tell the truth, the whole ethically redacted truth, and nothing but the truth? about the public interests and about his public service?

Esquivel does not intend to answer these questions, and
Kent Walz
does not intend to ask them.

Esquivel has ordered his Praetorian Guard to arrest me
if I try to ask them, and there we are.

No questions, no problems.

Mark Twain first advised;
never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.
As a corollary;
When running for school board, it never hurts to know a man who buys his ink by the barrel, and isn't opposed to letting it stay there.

photos Mark Bralley

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