A Conservative flip-flop?
Right-wing think-tankers Petrilli, Finn and Hess, had hoped to starve the public schools into accepting their draconian version of death-by-reform ("bailing out school districts will delay painful but necessary choices and reforms").
So they fought Obama's stimulus package until it was clear that it would pass the House and Senate (even without the Limbaugh Party's support). Then they did a flip-flop and decided to be for the package after all. Petrilli claims to have seen the light after hearing Obama's speech in Elkhart.
Gee, that was easy.
But the bill's passage didn't come without casualties. Unless something happens in negotiations during the next couple of days, schools will take big hit from the original version of the bill, a hit which according to Sec. of Ed. Arne Duncan, could cost 600,000 education jobs.
Brother Fred nails Hess here.