This American Life Fact Checks Steve Poizner’s Book

By Tina Dupuy Comment

Poizner_Portrait.jpgIra Glass is a story teller but he’s also a journalist and Steve Poizner current State Insurance Commissioner now vying for the Republican nomination for governor warranted some investigating. Uber-rich Poizner was a volunteer teacher for a month seven years ago at a high school in San Jose. He wrote a book about it titled “Mount Pleasant” that is thought to largely be an exaggeration, at least when held up to scrutiny. Anyway, the This American Life piece about it is fascinating as always.

So, leave it to Chicago Public Radio to vet our California politicians. How embarrassing.

Here’s the story.