It sure seems like he's buying the necessary votes.
The latest appears to be in the list of "finalists" for the $4.35 billion in the Race to the Top education grants. I truly thought Arne Duncan was just a step above the average cabinet member, but he has fallen into step on this one along with the rest of the guys/gals in the Cabinet and Czar positions. (It takes only one rotten apple to spoil the basket and there are a lot more than that in Obama's basket.)
The reported number of applicants for the grants was forty-one and the ones who have the most to brag about and are considered reformists were Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Louisiana. Kentucky, which doesn't even have a charter school or law, also made the list--wonder why.
It can't be a coincidence that 10 of the 16 on the list plus Washington, D.C. are critical political states such as Ohio and all have Democrat governors.
It looks like he has ten free days -- he has bribes in the bank for that many. Depending on the makeup of the Congressional contingent, it may be more than that.
Oh, well. Look for the denial soon.
The weather for the coming week looks good--