Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cronyism in America

We like to think we invented it in Chicago. We call it the "Chicago Way".

4 comments:

Robin Edgar said...

Cronyism was invented long before Chicago was founded, or America was discovered, however I can say with some authority that there is no shortage of cronyism in the UU World, and not just between cronyistic UU clerics. . .

Here is but one *example* of Unitarian Universalist cronyism that came to light recently -

When her friend Eva Marx was nearing the end of her tenure as trustee from the Ballou Channing District, she talked to (Rev. Catherine) Cullen about replacing her. “It was pretty clear that this was what I wanted to do,” said Cullen. “I really believe in the vision of shared ministry.”

Source - Meet a Trustee: Catherine Cullen

UU World website

Now *that's* what *I* call UU "democracy" in action. . .

Robin Edgar said...

Thanks for inspiring a brand-spanking new The Emerson Avenger blog post about Unitarian Universalist cronyism Bill. I had meant to deal with this case of apparent UUA Board of Trustees cronyism when I first became aware of it but let it slip. . . Your post just reminded me about it and gave me the necessary "push" to blog about it.

Robin Edgar said...

Congratulations Bill!

This blog post made the British Unitarian Daily today*.

Here is the content of a pertinent Tweet I just Tweeted -

Perhaps the most glaring example of @UUA #cronyism was the attempt by certain UUs to have Rev. Hallman run unopposed for UUA Prez

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* Albeit somewhat indirectly. . .

Bill Baar said...

Thanks Robin!