Fenty/Rhee: Notable Absence Of Reformy Reflection [upd]
What did reformy types learn from the Fenty/Rhee loss in DC on Tuesday? Not much, apparently - at least not that they're willing to tell to you. A sampling: The election wasn't really about Rhee (Sara Mead). What Sara said (Rotherham). It was the economy's fault (Yglesias). It was the taxicab drivers' fault (Carey). So much for insight, intellectual rigor, or honest reflection (though in fairness Yglesias does tag Rhee for arrogance). What about those among us who aren't all past or current co-workers / romantic partners (but aren't rapid anti-reformers either)? "Brash" reformers never last except for Klein (Perlstein). Winning over public school parents got left behind (Dana Goldstein). Back to the drawing board for reformers (Rick Hess). UPDATE: It was black voters' dislike of firings (Petrilli).