Apparently, Cheryl Steponme, CPS honcho is being called into action. She must publicly represent the department in an upcoming interview over the case of little Lisa. It will be a public airing of the issue.
She is being professionally "prepared" to answer questions she expects to get. The prep is paid for by the taxpayers.
Let me guess.
Thomas Shapley, former editorialist for the Seattle Post Intelligence, is formulating questions he would ask from an adversarial point of view. Then he will tell her the answers to give that will make the department look good. (This will take a lot of coaching!!! But, then, he doesn't have much else to do until the next child dies or is maimed and he has to go into action...not even then as I bet he has HIS responses all prepared in advance too.)
As reported earlier in PRR, Shapley, the former ultra-liberal PI editor retired from that paper and was hired at nearly $100,000 a year to work as a press consultant and spin doctor for the department. He was first noticed by me as he was quoted in the story about an 11 year-old girl who after seeking asylum from her parents was sent back to them. The parents imprisoned her and were starving her. She was found at 14 weighing 47 pounds. Shapley made it seem like just a small oversight.
Shapley prepared and sent out a few, "It's really no big deal," sound bites to his former colleagues in the press. It is really unconscionable how fast that story went away. Good job, Thomas.
When I was running for reelection in 2006 I had not received an endorsement interview request from the PI. I thought maybe I had missed the interview and if you miss...they don't reschedule. I always like going in to the papers because I have so many accomplishments to talk about and because I am excited about serving my district. I go the extra mile in trying to help people.
I called Shapley to find out when my interview was to be held. "Oh, Pam," he said. "We never endorse you so we thought we would just save the time!" In other words...we'll just endorse your liberal opponent without even talking to you.
So, Shapley and Steponme are prepping for the interview like Obama and McCain were prepped for their debates.
I absolutely abhor government when it works like this to hide the truth from people.
All of these people are making over $100,000 a year and for some people...that will buy a lot of conscience.