A few days ago, Kilroy’s Slower Delaware posited Jack Markell could run for U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s seat. I commented I thought he should stay out of politics altogether. I’ve always known he would hobnob around the corporate education arena. Today, an announcement came out that Ridge-Lane Limited Partners is going to expand their social-impact merchant bank. When I saw who else is a part of this, it made my head throb. Continue reading
Delaware Governor Jack Markell had an embarrassing display of asskissery when he did an interview with WMDT earlier this week and talked about Hillary Clinton’s integrity. Jack wants a slot in Hillary’s cabinet. Vice-President is out since Joe Biden is the current VP and it would seem biased for Hillary to pick the next VP from Delaware. Jack wants the Secretary of Education slot.
Can you imagine the damage Jack could do as Hillary’s Ed Secretary? Look what he did to Delaware the past eight years. Common Core, teacher evaluations, Smarter Balanced, Rodel… just imagine all of that at a national level. Hell, I wouldn’t be shocked if he made Paul Herdman his Deputy Secretary. It’s what Arne Duncan did when he became Secretary. He stacked the US DOE with his buddies.
Jack Markell is a very smart man. However, he is also very transparent when he wants something. I would go so far as to say he is as transparent as Saran Wrap when it comes to Hillary Clinton. But what happens if Trump wins? What would Jack do then? Has he even planned for that alternative? Sure, Jack could go to any corporate education reform company and get a top spot. But that wouldn’t be a step up in his ladder, or even a lateral move. Could Jack handle that kind of thing? For Jack, it is all about power.
As it was announced everywhere a couple hours ago, Vice-President Joe Biden will not run for President in 2016. Had Joe run, and won, it would not shock me to see Delaware Governor Jack Markell given a big seat in the Cabinet. More specifically, the Secretary of Education role. With Jeb Bush faltering in the polls, that is one more Jack Markell elimination as well. Does anyone know if Hillary Clinton and Jack Markell are close? In August, Markell endorsed Biden for President if he ran. Hopefully this caused a feeling of resentment on Hillary’s part. Should Bernie Sanders win, there is no way in hell he would pick Markell. And Trump? Let’s pray we don’t have to worry about that. Maybe Jack will just retire and spend his millions he got during the net-com boom in the late 1990’s…