If you read the post immediately preceeding this one, you're aware of Kate Parry's new spot at the Strib.
If you read this post at Craig Westover's site, you'll appreciate a bit of why Kate will have her hands full.
Yesterday, I waded through Nick Coleman's column. Frankly, though I considered commenting on it, I decided against it. The saying, "Never wrestle with a pig; you'll both get dirty and only the pig will enjoy it" seemed apt.
Still, I didn't think that I could allow such ugly slurs against my friend Craig Westover go unmentioned.
Craig is a gentleman who writes beautifully crafted columns; not the slop that Coleman dishes out on the other side of the river. In addition, though his own children are grown, Craig has a deep caring for the education of children - particularly underprivileged ones.
It may be a bit difficult for those outside the Twin City area to follow this local controversy. It will not be difficult, however, to appreciate Coleman's nastiness and unwillingness to address real issues.
Excuse me. I gotta go wash off some mud....