City What the Hell is Joel Connelly Talking About?
posted by November 5 at 11:45 AMon
Joel Connelly and Joni Balter, talking to Steve Scherr about the Seattle School Board elections on KUOW this morning:
Connelly: “I think that it is a tribute to the system that for such a thankless job we can get challengers of such quality … to basically steer the school board away from a kind of Baskin and Robbins, race-centered approach where every little flavor gets its piece of the pie and—”
Balter (laughing): “Ice cream pie, right?”
Connelly: “An ice cream pie and a school board that works on behalf of all Godís children.”
Scherr: “More metaphors than ever this morning. This was great.”
Baskin-Robbins? “Every little flavor”? Is Whidbey Island resident Joel Connelly suggesting that Seattle Schools concentrate its money and attention on one “flavor”—say, vanilla?