Utah to Patrick Byrne: No Sale
Early returns show that Utah voters have resoundingly defeated the school voucher initiative pushed by the ancestral wealth of Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne.
Byrne, meanwhile, is behaving .... well, the way Patrick Byrne always reports when he doesn't get his way. He throws a tantrum. A Utah blogger reports:
On Channel 2, Patrick Byrne (aka Parents For Choice in Education) just said that, although he does not concede the voucher result yet, the preliminary results show that "Utahns just don't care about kids." This guy is certifiable.
No, not at all. A childless, lifelong bachelor who is a product of private schools, and has never worked a day in his life, knows more about the public school system than the collective wisdom of the people of Utah. Everybody knows that!
The Utah polling results show that, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, you can fool some of the people some of the time -- and that, if you are Patrick Byrne, you can't even do that.
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