I’m sure many of you were preoccupied with lesser stories in the news about the upcoming presidential election, economic struggles, and the like, not to notice the earth-shattering development of last Friday (via a 9News story about the DPS bond proposal):
“Uncle Charley” is actually the pseudonym for Ben DeGrow, with the Independence Institute, a non-partisan conservative political think tank.
My apologies for not warning you to fetch the smelling salts in advance. Alan told me suspicions were rife that “Uncle Charley” was a pen name for Ward Churchill or William Ayers. Well, all I can say is you’re very likely to recover from the disturbing shock of my true identity.
I’ve never been completely comfortable blogging under a borrowed name for the past 18 months. I agreed to do so under the original terms of PEBC’s proposal to foster a provocative discussion. But even so I have taken great care to write in a way that I could defend under my own name.
For the curious souls, “Uncle Charley” is an old baseball slang term for a nasty curveball. In my case, it’s more likely a high hanging curve that’s been clobbered for numerous extra-base hits and sent me to the showers early. Instead of someone that sounded like an old stodgy conservative, you got a not-so-old stodgy conservative.
Enough about me. The mystery is over. This is the final post I’ll write under the name “Uncle Charley”. Henceforth, each of my entries will be filed under my own name. I hope you will continue to judge and critique my arguments on the basis of their content.
Now on to the next juicy scandal that will attract readers to Schools for Tomorrow.
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