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First it was Governor Huntsman and Mitt Romney, then Channel President Bill Clinton has been brought into the Utah voucher ads. Kind of a fun story to see this morning. A newspaper ad said he is a supporter of school choice, and it included a letter he wrote in the early 90s wishing Milwaukee good luck with their voucher issues. Depending on if you like Bill Clinton or not, this could affect your vote either way on vouchers.

Another voucher development today -- the apparent sign-stealing on both sides. I'm not sure though if missing a lawn sign will change anyone's mind on the issue.

Also, I just got off the phone with KIRO 710 AM in Seattle. They briefly interviewed me to get a feel for the latest poll numbers and news about the voucher debate here. It seems to be getting attention around the nation. Right now I'm listening online and they are interviewing the spokeswoman from Utahns for Public Schools, then they will have on a spokesperson on from Parents for Choice in Education.

Sometimes I'm not sure if this whole argument will go away after election day. If vouchers are voted in, could it go to the courts? If they are voted out, could it go to the courts? Would the legislature try again to pass another voucher bill? What does this whole argument say about how Utahns feel about public schools and what does it mean for the future? If vouchers are voted in, will some charter schools try to privatize? Should be interesting to find out.


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