Citizen Mike Rawlings Has Left the Building; Mayor Mike is Ready to Talk DISD Again

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Citizen Mike Rawlings has put his Mayor cape back on and will host local, federal, state and Dallas ISD officials at a news conference Friday morning. The event, at 9:30 a.m. at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, is geared toward providing new strategies for Dallas ISD to "increase regional cooperation that can improve long-term educational attainment."

New DISD Supe Mike Miles will be on hand, as will Todd Williams, the former Goldman Sachs partner and Uplift Education board member now serving as a foot soldier in Rawlings and the business community's latest front: public education.

Mayor Mike has been missed. Last week he moonlighted as a private citizen to publicly endorse DISD school board candidates Elizabeth Jones (District 1), Dan Micciche (District 3) and Bernadette Nutall (District 9) ahead of the May 12 elections. City ethics rules prohibited Rawlings from endorsing candidates, but because he wasn't referred to as the mayor in the press release -- and because the press release was issued by his friends at the Chamber and not the mayor's office -- it's no problem. No, really. We swear.

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South Dallas Cares
South Dallas Cares

I wonder how the Mayor feels?  His foolish statements recently have made him a joke.  It's really sad and it looks bad for Dallas.  All of this, to push his own agenda is PATHETIC!

Paul
Paul

Will Citizen Mike be in Mayor Mike's car?  Couldn't Pizza Mike have one of his pizza delivery guys deliver Citizen Mike to Mayor Mike's office.

If Mayor Mike goes to work before going to this event, does Mayor Mike have to drive home and pick up Citizen Mike.

And if they do, which car do they take?

PLFarmer
PLFarmer

Take his endorsements, cross check nwith educate dallas-then vote their opponents

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

How can you tell the difference between Citizen Mike and Mayor Mike?  Does one wear glasses and the other wears tights and a cape?

Guest
Guest

"Things that are substantive I want to focus on, and things that are political or social issues out of the mayor's purview, I choose to pass on," said Mayor Mike Rawlings. "This is a question of political capital, and I choose to spend 100 percent of my political capital on the citizens and not try to fight fights that are important for some but are not the things the citizens elected me to do."

We didn't elect the guy to stick his nose in DISD. It is outside the mayor's purview. Why is he expending his political capital on all of this?

Other than the fact that he's a big, giant liar.

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

 He is only expending half his political capital on this.  He is using the other half for the underwater toll-road.

NewsDog
NewsDog

The toll road will only be under water half the time.  

RTGolden
RTGolden

Which is why it only requires 1/2 of Mayor Mike's political capital.

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