In baseball a successful team needs good starting pitching and a good closer. That’s how we view this editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal. We started opining on the matter weeks ago. But we can’t think of a better closing editorialist than the Wall Street Journal to lay bare what is now a national embarrassment for the city. Hopefully, Scottsdale’s governing adults will end the ridicule Tuesday rather than allow our fine city to become a further laughingstock and defendants in a major lawsuit.
Issues with neighbors can be worked out. Turning your back on the #1 charter school in America, the law, Governor Ducey, rumblings from the Attorney General’s Office, state lawmakers and the overwhelming constituency for a flagship BASIS campus? That’s how closers, and top cities, blow leads and their reputations.