Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Norm Ridder met on Monday with employees of the Springfield Public Schools, and most of his utterances were of the expected variety -- I'm on your side, we can do this, rah-rah go team go.

But the new superintendent also showed a talent for mangling the language, according to the Springfield News-Leader:
"My mission is to become a humble servant-leader. It's my job to help you grow ... It's my job to make sure you're happy. And if I'm not doing my job, I expect you to give me a good swift kick where the sun don't shine most of the time."
Suddenly we have a vision of Ridder occasionally dropping trou and letting the sun shine in and the moon shine out. Yuck.

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