In a Thursday column on the liberal weekly's web site, Geary said that voters need to back Truitt or else a Tedesco win means "there may be no stopping the Republican right from rolling their wrecking ball over 30 years worth of successful school policies." While Geary acknowledges that Truitt "has sent mixed signals about busing and diversity... she won't act precipitously, recklessly."
Geary says that moderates and progressives are reaching out to Truitt, and vice versa. But he says Truitt "needs money and troops and she needs them immediately to even have a long-shot chance."
Geary is urging Horace Tart and his supporters to join in backing Truitt.
Truitt's varying statements about her support for diversity but not for forced busing or the diversity policy have also left conservatives wary of her. That's why school board member Ron Margiotta said he isn't sure what she'll do if elected and is urging people to vote for Tedesco.
Margiotta said Thursday he's suspicious that Truit's statement that "forced busing is dead" was meant to win over critics of the diversity policy.
Also in the column, Geary takes shots at the N&O for "the hundreds (thousands?) of anti-Wake school system stories it's carried over the last many years." He suggested doing a study on the impact of the N&O's coverage on public perceptions of the school system's performance."
While some of you guys complain about the N&O being biased in favor of the school system, there are a number of liberals who feel the newspaper is biased in favor of the critics.