Friday, October 16th, 2009 | Author:

George Goodwin, the superintendent of Lansingburgh Central Schools, is sticking by his decision to suspend Eagle scout Matthew Whalen, who had the audacity to keep a survival kit locked in his car, and has refused to even speak to Matthew or his family.

I find it hard to believe Goodwin gets paid big bucks to regurgitate the rules, and so, apparently, does Matthew’s father, Bryan. I think he’s summed it up best:

“I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask for some intelligence on the part of administrators to use discretion and judgment in their daily decisions,” said Bryan Whalen. “Otherwise, what are we paying them for?

“You could have a trained monkey or a computer sitting there just spitting out right and wrong and never any gray areas. That’s just not the way the world works,” he told

You can watch father and son on Hannity here.

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