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Re: [Mpls] Strib school board endorsements
Date:     8/31/2002 12:02:25 AM Central Daylight Time

The Star-Tribune says that Doug Mann and Michael Atherton
(not in alphabetical order) "are not quite up to the task of being
good school board members." (full quote below) Considering
the Star-Tribune's steadfast support for the status quo, I am
honored by the Star-Tribune's anti-endorsement.

-Doug Mann, King Field, the new 8th ward

"I never found out what a feminist is. I only know that people call me a
feminist whenever I differentiate myself from a doormat." - Rebecca West 1913

In a message dated 8/30/2002 9:52:17 PM Central Daylight Time,
David Brauer writes:

> The paper does spend a paragraph on why they declined to endorse Doug
>  Mann and Michael Atherton...

The entire paragraph reads,

"Of those who agreed to be interviewed, two were the most poorly prepared for
school board service. And while they seemed sincerely interested in school
issues, both were somewhat narrowly focused on personal concerns. Doug Mann,
a 45-year-old licensed practical nurse, and Michael Atherton, a 52-year-old
graduate student, are not quite up to the task of being good school board