Video: Rhee Is "Despised By A Lot Of People"
While the debate over the merits of his book and its subject's accomplishments continue online -- see Kahlenberg's followup critique -- Rhee biographer Richard Whitmire appeared on ABC News to talk about what Rhee did and how it applies to situations in other parts of the country. (Nice glasses -- very Clark Kent.) Correspondents Karen Travers and John Karl seemed a little disinterested -- I can't believe that this was their idea to do the segment-- and at moments Whitmire seemed a bit uncomfortable endorsing Rhee's firings and turnaround efforts or commenting on the Obama education agenda. My favorite moment? When Whitmire admitted that Rhee is "despised by a lot of people," after Karl brought up the whole Politics & Prose fiasco. Video here.