Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stephen Colbert Coins New Word For Wake County School Battles

I used to think things couldn't get much worse for the national image of the Wake County School System than the very public rebuke of the U.S. Education Secretary.....but it turns out I was wrong.

Now Wake County has become the inspiration for Stephen Colbert's "Word of the Day" segment last night.  My text can't do it justice, so just watch the clip and make up your own mind about it:

Thanks so much to my good friend Bridget for bringing this to my attention!


  1. I followed the link off of it and got this interview:

    So West said:
    Tenderness is love expressed in private.
    Justice is love at the public level.

    Interesting. I parse it as something like, "Only love provides plenty."

  2. And here is a very kind story someone sent me today. It's from Bertie county, which is poor and only has 20k people.