Pridemore’s DPI Superintendent announcement rife with grammatical errors

We all make grammatical errors from time to time, myself included. But if I ever decided to make a run for, say, DPI Superintendent, you can bet money that the press release announcing my intent to run would be error-free. Nobody in their right mind would hire a candidate who lacks basic writing skills to run Wisconsin schools, right? Enter Rep. Don Pridemore (R).

Here is Don Pridemore’s press release announcing his intent to possibly run for DPI Superintendent, from The Wheeler Report:

November 28, 2012

Madison- State Representative Don pridemore (R-Erin) has filed papers to form a committee to explore to possibility of running for the position of DPI Superintendant this coming spring.

“The status quo is simply not working. After spending billions of dollars on education in Wisconsin, we have not moved the needle a bit. I believe it’s time for a fresh set of ideas”, Pridemore said.

“Our children’s education has suffered as a result and I believe it’s time to change that.” Pridemore added. Pridemore went on to say that he expects to reach a decision on the race very soon.

Okay, so I’m not a teacher, but I was raised by a family of teachers aka union thugs, and if I ever put out a press release like this one, they’d lose all respect for me.

Here’s what they’d probably have to say about this press release:

“Pridemore” is a proper noun and should be capitalized. That’s so basic!

Look at the first sentence. It should read,  “THE possibility” not “TO possibility.” That’s just laziness. Sheesh.

For the love of God, “Superintendent” is spelled incorrectly! We raised you better than this.

The comma should be inside the quotation marks after “ideas.”

There should be a comma instead of a period after “change that” before “Pridemore added.”

“…expects to reach a decision on the race.” Please re-word that so it makes more sense.

This press release is really embarrassing.

And so on and so forth. There may be other errors in Rep. Pridemore’s press release, but like I said, I’m not a teacher or a DPI Superintendent, nor do I aspire to be one. I wish Rep. Pridemore the best of luck. Looks like he’s going to need it.

29 comments to Pridemore’s DPI Superintendent announcement rife with grammatical errors

  • KAH

    What’s that Rachel Maddow segment? “The Best Thing in the World Today”? Send this to her – quickly.

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  • Allen Hecker

    I love tongue clucking grammarians!

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  • jimspice

    I’ve always believed the punctuation-before-end-quote rule is misguided. Nevertheless, I follow it.

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  • rodeodance

    Mr. Grammar error man looks to be bad news for WI kids and families!

    ..Pridemore is one of the more conservative members of the state Assembly. Last year, he proposed legislation that would require those arrested or charged with a crime to show proof of citizenship if the police officer who stops them has reasonable suspicion to believe they are not here legally.

    The bill, opposed by immigrants’ rights group Voces de le Frontera, went nowhere.

    Pridemore also has supported the “constitutional carry” concept, based on the belief that the 2nd Amendment allows people to guns without regulation. He says that means people should be able to carry concealed weapons without getting a permit.

    Pridemore was one of nine Republican state lawmakers who earlier this year said they agreed with the positions of the tea party-aligned group Campaign for Liberty which advocates for arresting any federal officials who try to implement the health care law, passing a “right-to-work” law and legalizing the sale of raw milk…..

    http://lacrossetribune.com/article_d9e13338-397a-11e2-a629-0019bb2963f4.html

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  • Wow…just…wow! Come on Pridemore! In my job, I am constantly rechecking simple emails to make sure my grammar, spelling and punctuation is decent enough that I don’t come across as a moron. When they finally meet me in person…that’s when I can come across as a moron.

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  • I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the picture of perfection when it comes to grammar and spelling, but shouldn’t we expect a little more from a candidate for DPI Superintendent than a press release rife with grammar and spelling problems?

    After all, if Don Pridemore can’t even figure out how to do some basic spelling and grammar, how the heck is he going to be an effective advocate for a strong education system in our state?

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  • Sue

    Don Pridemore once used a pie chart in a newsletter sent out by his office that didn’t include percentages, or the facts they might have been derived from (or, more correctly ‘the facts from which they might have been derived’).
    That’s right. Don Pridemore once illustrated one of his ridiculous points with a pie chart devoid of actual information.

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  • Steve

    You blue fisters continue to lie and spread propaganda. You have been defeated over and over in this state but continue your hate speech. This is a complete fabrication.

    He has been an unrepentant champion of personal freedom and recognizes the relationship between freedom and personal responsibility, noting that we cannot have one without the other.

    In education he has drafted and supported legislation that increases the involvement and choices that parents have regarding their children’s education. He has advocated for greater local control and flexibility while maintaining high standards and accountability.

    Representative Pridemore issues the following statement regarding his potential run for the position of Superintendent.

    Pridemore considering a run for Education’s top spot in Wisconsin:

    Madison- State Representative Don Pridemore (R-Erin) has filed papers to form a committee to explore the possibility of running for DPI Superintendent this coming spring.

    Representative Pridemore was elected to the 99th Assembly District in 2004 running on a platform of smaller government and education reform. He recently won election to the 22nd Assembly District with a impressive 83% of the vote in the primary election. He was unopposed in the general election this November.

    “The more familiar you become with Don Pridemore the more you respect his sense of dignity, respect for others and his even-handed demeanor”, noted Steve Welcenbach, President of the Menomonee Falls Taxpayers Association. “It is very refreshing”.

    He has served on the Education Reform Committee from 2005 through 2010 and served as its Chairman from 2007 – 2008. He has also served on the Education Committee and the Committee for Colleges and Universities.

    As Chairman of the Assembly committee for Children and Families he has advocated for issues that strengthen Wisconsin families and has promoted the role that fathers play in the psychological and emotional development of children in today’s society.

    “The status quo has simply not been working when it comes to our schools. After spending billions of dollars on education in Wisconsin, we have not moved the needle one bit. Our children’s education has suffered as a result and I believe it’s time to change that.” Pridemore said. “I believe it’s time for a fresh set of ideas and a common sense approach to educational opportunities here in Wisconsin”. Pridemore added.

    Pridemore went on to say that he expects to reach a decision on the race very soon.

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    • Hello Steve,

      We appreciate new commenters here at Blogging Blue, and we enjoy opinions from across the political spectrum. However, all new commenters are subject to moderation. That’s why your comment was moderated.

      I highly doubt that The Wheeler Report is allowing fake press releases on their website. Dick Wheeler (God rest his soul) was one of the largest figures in the history of the Wisconsin Capitol press corps. If The Wheeler Report were to publish a press release that is fraudulent on their website, I would not only be shocked, but I’d be screaming about it myself.

      Thanks for reading BB.

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      • Steve

        This was what was sent out by his staffer Bill Savage What you post on your site is not correct and hard to believe in the first place. Propanganda is easy to believe when you are so emotionally wrapped up in one mind frame.

        For more information: November 28, 2012
        pridemoreforwisconsin@gmail.com
        Pridemore considering a run for Education’s top spot in Wisconsin:

        Madison- State Representative Don Pridemore (R-Erin) has filed papers to form a committee to explore the possibility of running for DPI Superintendent this coming spring.

        Representative Pridemore was elected to the 99th Assembly District in 2004 running on a platform of smaller government and education reform. He recently won election to the 22nd Assembly District with a impressive 83% of the vote in the primary election. He was unopposed in the general election this November.

        “The more familiar you become with Don Pridemore the more you respect his sense of dignity, respect for others and his even-handed demeanor”, noted Steve Welcenbach, President of the Menomonee Falls Taxpayers Association. “It is very refreshing”.

        He has served on the Education Reform Committee from 2005 through 2010 and served as its Chairman from 2007 – 2008. He has also served on the Education Committee and the Committee for Colleges and Universities.

        As Chairman of the Assembly committee for Children and Families he has advocated for issues that strengthen Wisconsin families and has promoted the role that fathers play in the psychological and emotional development of children in today’s society.

        He has been an unrepentant champion of personal freedom and recognizes the relationship between freedom and personal responsibility, noting that we cannot have one without the other.

        In education he has drafted and supported legislation that increases the involvement and choices that parents have regarding their children’s education. He has advocated for greater local control and flexibility while maintaining high standards and accountability.

        Representative Pridemore issues the following statement regarding his potential run for the position of Superintendent.

        “The status quo has simply not been working when it comes to our schools. After spending billions of dollars on education in Wisconsin, we have not moved the needle one bit. Our children’s education has suffered as a result and I believe it’s time to change that.” Pridemore said. “I believe it’s time for a fresh set of ideas and a common sense approach to educational opportunities here in Wisconsin”. Pridemore added.

        Pridemore went on to say that he expects to reach a decision on the race very soon.

        ~in solidarity

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        • Is it smarter to trust a direct link from the non-partisan Wheeler Report, or a link from Don Pridemore’s staffer? Hmm…

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          • Steve®

            What you link is apparently from the same guy, yet mine is longer and actually makes sense and actually came from Bill Savage. Why not actually do some journalism and find that out, I even provided a direct email address. There is a phone number on your linked PDF

            I don’t really expect you to as you would rather believe the lie.

            ~in solidarity

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  • Jake formerly of the LP

    Another gem from the 262! Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican Party!

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  • Sue

    As Steve notes, Pridemore’s wordpress page has a mostly-correct version of the Wheeler press release. Some of the end-of-sentence mistakes remain though.
    So, which is the original press release?

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