A long time ago, conservative Buncombe County School Board member Lisa Baldwin made an exasperated reference to Hitler in her frustrated attempts to fight stonewalling from other board members. The election served to get a Baldwin sympathizer on the board. The consent of another board member would have been sufficient for her ideas to be officially heard, had the board not subsequently changed the requirement.

Well, Baldwin’s comment was construed to have minimized the Holocaust and offset Jews in the community. It was further alleged Baldwin gave her colleagues a Hitler salute, the gesture more damaging, in this game of making up incriminating rules as we go along, than the words. A review of the video found no evidence, but the weird squabble is expected to continue.