AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction election has been decided by statewide voters
It’s difficult to imagine that the accomplished winner of a statewide race could elicit such negatively, but the far-left Arizona Republic is flinging all the venom it can muster in the direction of Diane Douglas. Newly elected as state schools chief, the Rutgers University business/marketing grad and former President of the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh vision to the job.
The petulant daily newspaper attempts to marginalize her by repeatedly declaring her a “one issue” candidate. Unlike her liberal opponent who supports the federal overreach into America’s education system, Diane Douglas ran on opposing the scheme, echoing the views of citizens far and wide. Because of these views she warrants the multi-pronged and incessant whammies of columnist battering and editorial potshots. To the lefties at the newspaper, she is fair game.
Bottom line? Her ideas resonated with Arizona voters She won.
The real problem for the newspaper is that Douglas is a conservative. Republicans took all of the state offices in the Nov. 4 election, but they are mostly tolerable to the left.
Conservative Diane Douglas has principles and determination mingled with a fair share of grit. But she doesn’t pass the leftwing Republic’s muster, so she is deemed worthy of a daily negative barrage of schoolyard-style bullying.
These embarrassing sore-losers passing themselves off as journalists deserve a corner seat with a pointed hat —- at the very least.