“It’s not easy to make change. Nothing is accomplished in a single year.”
What she didn’t say:
A single year?! Lingle’s been in office for all of 2003, 2004 and now eight months of 2005. She still has another year and four months to go in any case. Then again, had she focused on school reform measures—like pushing really early for repairs and maintenance, for instance—instead of wasting time advocating local school boards, she could have gotten a lot done in a single year.