by David Safier
Linda Thomas of Saddlebrooke is running for the Oro Valley School Board. Somehow, she got on the Comedy Central radar, which usually isn't a good thing, but in this case, it is. The joke is on Arizona, not Thomas. The premise is, "Hey, she makes sense, how did she end up in Arizona?"
Sure, there are only a handful of Arizona politicians who are in the national news for being loonytunes, but it's hard not to assume the trend carries over to lesser-known officials.
So that said, we tread lightly as we peek into the life of this week's candidate. Retired Air Force Colonel Linda Thomas is running for Oracle School Board in Saddlebrooke. Okay, Linda, let's hear your plans for a summer reading/pistol cleaning program or a Lil' Militia afterschool club or something like that. Here it comes:
"I know from my military experience that if problems were easy to be solved they would have already been fixed. I know one person can’t do it alone." [Thomas] hopes to apply her skills to get communities more active and involved with the school district.
Wait, what's that? Instead of trumped-up rhetoric about throwing the bums out of office, you want to build a volunteer community network to make best use of limited resources so children have equal access to quality education? Col. Thomas, you are just too much.
And so on. Oracle School District voters, support your sane local candidate, Retired Air Force Colonel Linda Thomas. Her motto could be, "So reasonable, even Comedy Central can't make fun of her."