Monday, November 12, 2007

It's Not A Marty Coup de Grâce, Merely A Wafer-Thin Mint of a Proposal

It's true, many of us have done some serious Feudal Prince Marty Chavez bashing the last few days. Giddy with news that Tom Udall might/will run for U.S. Senate, we tipped back the political champagne bong and drank greedily. Making a little prognosticatory timeline of Feudal Prince Marty's dismal future might have been good for a laugh or two, as well. Well, at least for a scant few of us.

But now we've had our little divertissement, and it's time to get serious. Namely, the moment has come to put the final piece in the bizarrely complex puzzle known as New Mexico Election '08 into place. And the only thing worthy of completing something so bizarrely baroque is the sublimely bizarre. With no further adieu, may we solemnly, seriously recommend the following:

Martin Chavez for Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent

And no, I'm not joking.

I could bore you with some of the many reasons I think this is a good idea, and no not ALL the reasons are based on a strong love of Dadaist art and literary Absurdism. Some reasons, granted, but certainly not all.

Instead of boring you with these many reasons (at least now), I will instead bore you with the simple fact that, as Mayor, Martin Chavez makes right around $100,000 a year. Outgoing APS Superintendent Beth Everitt makes $185,000 $193,000 annually (a figure that always seems to be noted in every single media mention of her). Twice the salary for a fiefdom truly worthy of the name "Feudal Prince Marty". It's a marriage made in Dada Heaven.

And for those thinking that perhaps your humble blogmeister has taken one too many draughts off the political champagne bong, I know it's might sound crazy, it might sound antithetical to...uh...everything. But imagine...just imagine...and have some more champagne. Garçon!

P.S.: I was a little low on the salary. Now I see the District is thinking somewhere around $260,000 a year. $260K AND a fiefdom? Who needs Washington? Heck, I'm thinking of going to Almeda University for a quickie Ph.D., making a few other résumé touch-ups (the period 1987-1993 could use some work), and applying myself. Don't you think you could almost put up with the APS School Board for $260,000 a year?

P.P.S.: And no, I don't know what's up with all the French in today's post. Maybe I was thinking about Mel Brooks playing Louis XVI. It's definitely good to be the King, n'est-ce pas?

1 comment:

Rufus said...

I’m thinking it was Windows 98, maybe the next previous OS, but when it came to wasting time on a computer, they made it fun! When you played Solitaire, you could get sound effects when you hovered your cursor over the face cards, and of course the kings said “It’s good to be King!”
Oui, oui…mais bien sur…