Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lee Fisher still can't get a job. Anywhere. UPDATE: Hired!

Poor Lee Fisher.

After being destroyed by Rob Portman in November by 18 points, Lee has still been looking for a new job. First he wanted to be the Dean of the Law School at Cleveland State University. They didn't want him.

Next, he wanted the job of CEO of the Cleveland Public Schools.
Fisher was Ohio's lieutenant governor until he and Gov. Ted Strickland failed to win re-election in November. He recently was a finalist for dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, but CSU picked Craig Boise, a member of the law school faculty at DePaul University and a former Cleveland attorney.

Fisher could not be reached for comment but said in his application that he wants to spend the rest of his working life in education.

"Our city, our state, and our nation simply cannot succeed in the hyper-competitive global economy without a strong, accountable, and innovative urban public school system," he wrote.
Alas, Lee couldn't get that gig either.
A committee considering applicants to be the next chief executive of Cleveland schools has narrowed the list to nine, and former Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher did not make the cut.

The screening panel passed on Fisher, a Democrat,
and on Roderick Chu, who stepped down as chancellor of the state's higher-education system in 2006.
I wonder what caused the school board to reject Lee Fisher as a candidate for teaching our young children.

Could it be his difficulty with counting?
Yesterday, Lee Fisher tweeted the following...

50+ volunteers in Northland?

I see two volunteers.
And word from parade attendees is that both were wearing Ted Strickland shirts.

But even THAT isn't the worst part.

The two volunteers holding the banner apparently were so discouraged that they decided to finish things up early. Here they are folding up the Fisher banner while the parade is still going on!
Yes, that could certainly be a disqualifier. But, don't they know Lee Fisher is a movie star!?

Maybe Lee should have shown off his endorsements from fake presidents while he was Ted Strickland's, er... "Jobs Czar".
Martin Sheen, fake President, sent out a fundraising appeal today for Lee Fisher.

Sorta sweet, eh?

But there were two paragraphs that left me shaking my head. And laughing.

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Sheen's Dad worked for NCR. Yes, THAT NCR.

The same one that tucked tail and ran thanks to, in part, the "government tax structure" in Ohio versus Georgia.
Never mind. Not such a good idea. Maybe he should've entertained the board during his interview with his mad dancing skills. Everyone is glued to Dancing with the Stars these days, right?


Lee Fisher. Being rejected by his fellow Ohioans over and over again since 1994.

Maybe he should log onto Ohio's Jobs website and take a look.

UPDATE: Michael K. McIntyre of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has informed me that Lee finally landed somewhere.
Former Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher has signed on as CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national organization aimed at facilitating economic development in urban areas.


CEOs for cities was founded in 2001 by Paul Grogan, president of the Boston Foundation. Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Virginia Commonwealth University President Eugene Trani and Charles Ratner, board chairman of Forest City Enterprises are co-chairs of the organization.

Fisher said he's thrilled to join the Chicago-based organization because it is focused on helping cities to thrive and to improve opportunity, talent and leadership.

So there you go. I'm betting that we haven't had our last opportunity to vote against Lee. I wonder if he followed my advice on doing the dance. Yeah, that's what did it.

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