In a preview of Sunday's editorial, Idaho Statesman opinion editor Kevin Richert speculates why Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna would weigh in on the Chicago teachers' strike:
Luna seems to be thinking about the next election, or perhaps the next job, or possibly both. Thinking, in other words, like the instinctive politician he has shown himself to be. First and foremost, Luna didn’t chime in on the Chicago strike on a whim or on his own accord. He spoke on behalf of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whose campaign issued the Luna statement. Luna, an adviser to Romney on education issues, worked the right words into the script. “Mitt Romney will not put politics over principle. He will lead.” Words like this — coupled with Luna’s position on Romney’s team — will only feed into speculation that Luna is a potential education secretary nominee in a Romney Cabinet. More here.
Question: Luna? National education secretary?! We've stepped through the Looking Glass. Thoughts?