August is not a big education news month, so everyone latched onto this Campbell Brown-Randi Weingarten kerfuffle like a lamprey.
The debate quickly shifted from whether unions are overdoing their protection of teachers accused of sexual misconduct, to whether Campbell Brown is being manipulated by her Evil Puppetmaster husband, who has a history of converting her from one set of beliefs to another (I’m expecting this angle on Media Matters soon).
But what if the Evil Puppetmaster is actually her Democrat father, former Louisiana state senator Jim Brown, once convicted of lying to the FBI? If you think Campbell Brown’s Wall Street Journal headline – “Teachers Unions Go to Bat for Sexual Predators” – was provocative, how about this one from dear old dad – “Was the Civil War Really Necessary?”
Here’s a freebie for those who want to go even further afield: photos of Campbell Brown’s drunken brawl in Thailand!