The latest Montgomery Herald [print only] relates the gruesome highlights below the fold:
During the fall trip to Washington by Chamber of Commerce representatives, the group had an opportunity to visit with congressmen from across the region. Issues from education, to textiles to the economy were discussed. When it was all said and done, the one thing that was very clear is just how out of touch Washington is with rural America.
During one of the first sessions, the floor was opened for a question and answer period. Montgomery County School Superintendent Dr. Lindsey Suggs questioned the difficulty schools were encountering with the federal mandate, No Child Left Behind...
Having broken the First Commandment of a Republican question and answer session, Thou Shalt Not Question...Anything, Dr. Suggs was ultimately smited as is the custom among Hayes' people.
Hayes, in a heated exchange with Suggs, defended the legislation and reminded Suggs, "You need me more than I need you."
The fallout has stirred up a hornet's nest for Hayes in North Carolina among educators and families, something the four-term incumbent (ridiculous isn't it?) must be getting used to since he hates North Carolina textile workers and North Carolina values even more. In response, Hayes drug Chairman John Boehner (OH) down for a damage control tour of the district's schools last week since our "trust fund" representative remains unable to answer the simplest questions about federal mandates he voted to impose on our state. Boehner proved just as shady as Hayes however.
Larry Kissell, an educator and former textile worker challenging Hayes in 2006, has captured the full Montgomery Herald article exposing Hayes' disdain for education (Answers Still Nowhere to be Found) on his campaign website where he has been leading the charge on both relieving our suffering schools and holding Hayes accountable.
Four terms of this mess is enough. This congressional seat isn't ripe, it's rotten. How 'bout it netroots? Has America had enough of Hayes yet?
Those of us in North Carolina have, and I really think Kissell will take Hayes out.