While Chiara’s revelation is, by all means, a big story, attention still likely turns now, with the holiday over, to when the new Mayor will fill out his cabinet -- and with whom! With only six days remaining before de Blasio’s inauguration, he still hasn’t named a schools chancellor. The only thing we do know is that the announcement won’t come Thursday -- de Blasio’s public schedule is empty.
And so we wait, and the longer we wait, the more I wonder what is going on behind the scenes to delay the announcement.
Mark Naison has been tweeting all kinds of warnings about de Blasio picking a reformy chancellor, suggesting that is what may ultimately happen:
@ya_kamagana Some. Carmina Farina should have been appointed a week again. Something happened and it's not good.
— Mark Naison (@McFiredogg) December 26, 2013
I would agree that the delay is unsettling.
We know that de Blasio has been getting pressure from the Obama administration to appoint a pro-test person.
I would say one thing - you can bet the reason for the delay in the chancellor announcement from de Blasio is not a good reason.
As Naison says, given that she wants the job and de Blasio supposedly wants her, Farina should have been announced a week ago.
That she wasn't means there is something funky going on behind the scenes.