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06-20-2010, 01:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">John Huppenthal, Keith Wagner Interview: AZ State Senator Schooled By High School Student (VIDEO)

You'd think a State Senator who's served 17 consecutive years on the State Senate Education Committee would be better informed about state education than a high school student. In this case, you'd be wrong.

High school journalist Keith Wagner, in an interview with Arizona State Senator John Huppenthal about Huppenthal's bid for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, asks a few basic questions about massive budget cuts to Career and Technical Education funding and ends up utterly embarrassing the State Senator, who appears to know less about his own voting record than the student journalist.

Huppenthal, whose website calls him "one of Arizona's leading authorities on education issues," tells his young interviewer in the video, below, how important Career and Technical Education programs are, and that the budget cuts to the programs are "simply horrendous."

Student: But in May of 2009 you voted Yes on a bill that would cut $550 million to the DOE and a lot of that was for CTE.

Huppenthal: Well...the..Tell me a little more about that vote. What committee did it take place in?

Student: I actually have that right here.

(Student hands Huppenthal a record of the vote. Huppenthal is silent, then laughs nervously.)

Student: This bill actually passed, and then it passed again in the House of Representatives, and ended up cutting $550 million.

Huppenthal awkwardly stands up and walks out of the interview, saying "I'll be right back," but does not appear to return. </div></div>


Q............ watch (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/19/john-huppenthal-keith-wag_n_618317.html)

Gayle in MD
06-20-2010, 09:22 AM
"I'll be right back"

Isn't that the same thing Cheney told his friend after he shot him in the face?


06-21-2010, 08:10 AM
LOL, good for the student. I think all politicians should know they will be held accountable for the votes that they make.