what a scoop c. f.
The headline should read, "Most boring administrator steps down from post at most self-satisfied organization".
I don't think lack of drama in an organization or its leader qualifies as sleepy and dull. It has become somewhat tedious to hear about the financial duress and artistic/personality clashes at Seattle's cultural institutions. I'm grateful that SAL's programming excellence continued under Rankin and that she's leaving the organization as strong as ever. These days, I choose solid leadership over flash and chaos (think Al Gore--who turned out to be more interesting and substantive than even his staunchest supporters could have imagined).
Uhhh, you've been drinking the Kool-aid or something Chris. Rankin was undoubtedly *forced* out...with prejudice.
She was anything but boring as an administrator -- more like a psychopath. Her passive-aggressive micromanaging was one of the worst-kept secrets in the Seattle arts community. Just look at the staff turnover rate during her tenure.
I'd say that the organization is "more stable than ever" *despite* her leadership. Lots of lost opportunities there...
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