Sunday, February 5, 2017

DeVos on SNL

So Melissa McCarthy did a Spicer press briefing last night, and it included an appearance by Betsy DeVos. It was pretty hilarious, and I present it to you here (just in case you've missed it) but I have mixed feelings.

On the one hand, when was the last time that an education issue garnered enough widespread mainstream attention to rate some jokes on a comedy show like SNL? It's heartening to know that the American public is sort of paying attention to education for at least fifteen minutes.

On the other hand, SNL-- as they did with KellyAnne Conway and, for that matter, Trump himself when they let him host-- makes DeVos look soft and harmless, just a vulnerable out-of-her-depths boob, which seriously underplays both her shark-like tendencies and the real, deliberate danger she poses to public education.

At any rate, here we go:

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Greene:

    So, If she doesn't get the job because members of the Senate are inundated with e-mails from the public saying, “I don't want someone at the head of the Federal Department of Education who doesn't know anything about schools except they should be Jesus schools.” that would work for me. Srsly, I'm OK with it ;)!