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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-07-06 12:33 PM
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8. Engler could be pragmatic, and was a good manager, despite his politics
A good example is that Michigan allows gay singles to be foster and adoptive payments. He was in office 12 years and never changed that policy, despite his right-wing politics. He understood that we would never be able to replace the number of foster and adoptive parents if we were to suddenly refuse to allow gays to participate, and that those kids would end up in institutions, which would be bad for them and would cost the state more money.

He also got some good deals on office equipment and updated all the offices for the 90s.

He also never backed Dick and Betsy's plan for vouchers to fund schools. He knew it wouldn't work.

Devos will not show that kind of pragmatism ever. He's a rich man, whose family made their money dishonestly and he has never really had to work very hard for anything in his life. He is a christian dominionist, not a christian. He is not about protecting christians' rights to free speech, but about imposing his version of christianity on everyone.
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