Once upon a time, in the not-so-magical land of Dover, a meeting took place. It was one of those back-door meetings that the ruler of the state liked to convene. These were not public meetings in the sense that anyone could attend. They were usually those of the secret sort where only a select few were invited to attend. But because the Governor was attending, he felt obligated to report it on his public schedule. He did this sometimes in an effort to show an illusion of transparency.
In attendance were Governor Carney, Senator David Sokola, State Rep. Earl Jaques, Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting, Dr. Paul Herdman from Rodel, and Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education.
It was Christmas Eve and all through the Woodburn the stockings were hung near the space heater with care. Carney put on his favorite Christmas album on his new record player. He loved the songs from his youth and they were all included on “Rudolph and Friends”. The eggnog was passed around to the attendees. Little did they know two others were also in attendance… of a sort.