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Hindsight is always 20/20 and "It's kind like locking the barn door after the horses have been stolen."
Both old adages apply to this whole goat rope!
Why wasn't a special committee established before the lynch-mob mentality took over the legislature and divested Cindy Hill of her duties by passing SF 104, denying the people of Wyoming their choice?
It seems that the legislature jumped to conclusions based on little or no factual information and didn't do the job we elected you to do. You are on the horns of a dilemma that you created by not following the basic principle of "innocent until proven guilty!" Surely you remember that, as a member of the bar?
Looks like a personal vendetta to me and other folks in Wyoming as well as a means to establish the Feds Common Core curriculum in Wyoming.
If you have information or evidence that Mrs. Hill has done something illegal, then your obligation is to bring charges in the process called impeachment, not sit around and moan about her management practices or style. Nor should you allow some petty office in-fighting flavor your fact-finding, investigations or decision-making processes.
A special committee will be costly in time and treasure and doubtfully will produce an unbiased report/conclusion given the current state of affairs. Therefore, your options are limited to one – turn this whole mess over to the justice system and see if they can prosecute an unbiased, objective resolution as Reps. Madden, Piiparinen, and Jaggi suggested. I was amazed that anyone could read the “McPherson” report and come away believing it was unbiased and/or factual. No facts, no figures, no evidence to support the charges of misconduct on Mrs. Hill's part.
Whoever wrote it should get an "F" in composition in investigative report writing. And the only caveat was there were "5,800 pages of facts and data available elsewhere?" Well as the old TV ad used to say "Where's the beef?" Show me something besides smoke and mirrors.
Reps. Connolly, Wallace, and Wilson's advocacy for a committee of "select legislators" should be a non-starter as just plain stupid. Select legislators? Who's going to select them? The governor? Really? This type of fuzzy-headed thinking is what got us in this pickle to begin with. It will not bring closure to this issue in any manner. Semper fi!