George Clayton Is Not Giving Up His State Board of Education Seat Without a Fight

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Back in May, longtime Dallas Independent School District educator George Clayton was defeated in State Board of Education reelection bid, apparently ending his all-too-brief, redistricting-shortened two-year term.

The loss was partly because he was badly outspent by Tincy Miller in her attempt to regain the seat she occupied for several decades, but mostly it was because he is sane and gay, both very bad things to be in the Republican primary for the State Board of Education. Worse, the person who nudged him out of a runoff with Miller was Gail Spurlock, a Richardson Tea Partyer who sincerely believes that pilgrims, who predated Marx by a solid two centuries, were commies, and that the best way to teach teens about sex is to tell them not to have it.

Clayton's defeat was considerably less surprising than his victory two years before but was nonetheless a blow to those of us who hold on to the notion that public education should be based on actual facts, rather than Biblical claims. But all hope is not yet lost. As Tawnell Hobbs points out on the Morning News' education blog today, Clayton plans to rejoin the fray as a write-in candidate. And this time, judging from his email back-and-forth with Spurlock-esque SBOE blogger Donna Garner, he is pissed.

He calls Spurlock "a hard right wing agenda driven bigot" whose "zeal for her political/religious agenda is dangerous."

"Look Donna, I was trashed beyond belief in the primary campaign by Gail, Tincy and other narrow minded CINOS, Christians in Name Only," he wrote. "You are one of them. You and Gail carry a Bible in one hand and a bag of stones in the other."

This time, he promises, the gloves are coming off.

So, you, Gail and that tax dodging Miller crowd just get prepared. Official press releases are prepared and ready to go out soon. In the meantime, a great deal of organizing with teachers and parents is underway. So you see, it is not over until it is over. I hope you don't mind my frank talk. It is likely to become brutal.

The whole exchange is worth a read. I've called Clayton but, judging from last time, he's a hard man to get a hold of. But I'm impressed. Here's hoping that's enough to outweigh the crazies.

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Madahfuckah
Madahfuckah

"it is likely to become brutal"..." trashed beyond belief"... LOL. Haven't seen a real cat fight between politicians lately. It's like watching the Jersey Shore version of the election. How cheap. Clayton's email is childish and full of crap, like an 8th grader passing notes in the class. How old is he? Meowww..

james c hairston
james c hairston

 betty, you are supposed to be a respectful woman and your reputation is good. this must not be that bettyculbreath. tincy is a good woman and has not agenda other than to see kids get a decent education. obama's folks have shown what happens when you put evil in office. the dems in power have gotten wealthier. how is your pocketbook these days. thought so. enough vengeful hate. it is meaningless and beneath you. besides, did you not run against JWP? hmm....

james c hairston
james c hairston

 personal attack. not nice fletch. she is a brilliant woman. and has served the state well.

james c hairston
james c hairston

good lord, a GAY republican. i am so glad, welcome to the tent. last i checked, you did not put your sexual preference on the campaign literature, and the DMN did not give it any mind. why put it out now? because you are scorned by the voters. i never knew your stripe and frankly don't care. i appreciate your public service. but tincy is in a tough re-election battle. i would think as a republican you will support the ticket.  

cp
cp

You do realize that if more Dems voted in the Republican primaries, then we'd have have less of these batshit crazies in the state house? 

Daniel
Daniel

But "education" is just propaganda promulgated by Marxists who want to sodomize Jesus in the public square and then get a government handout. 

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