Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dog bites man

Yesterday morning, I noted that Washington D.C.'s Child and Family Services Administration actually had responded to a child welfare tragedy by not firing the caseworker. I said the agency even seemed to be rushing out a statement in order to stop Mayor Adrian Fenty from wielding his ax. In short, it looked like CFSA Director Sharlynn Bobo was standing up for her workers and standing up to the mayor. By yesterday afternoon, WAMU, Washington's public radio station, reported that the mayor was equivocating just a bit in his previously unequivocal support for Bobo. Last night, the mayor announced that he had accepted Bobo's resignation.