Inez Moore Tenenbaum is a little slip of a lady, with porcelain skin and a smile as sweet as ice tea on a sunny Southern porch.*******************
But looks are deceiving. She has a blowtorch will to win and more organizational drive than almost anyone else in her home state of South Carolina, where she served as a very successful—and very popular—elected superintendent of education from 1999 to 2007.
It was a lucky day for Barack Obama when, two years ago, Tenenbaum became the first major Democrat in South Carolina to endorse him for president. She was taking a big risk at the time.
I could be wrong, but I'll be surprised if she gets it. The smarter money is on Obama's Harvard-educated, basketball playing friend, Arne Duncan, who runs the Chicago Public Schools;
Great Schools rating of Chicago Public Schools: 3 out of 10
This would indeed be the "promotion of incompetence" to the national level