Thursday, July 09, 2009

First SMU, Now Texas Tech

You really have to wonder about the people who run the institutions of higher education in Texas. You have to deeply wonder if they themselves were also educated in Texas.

And I suspect that is true.

Because first we have Southern Methodist University’s admins falling all over themselves trying to attract the George W. Bush Presidential Liberry to its campus, taking out a strip mall including a La Madeleine boutique restaurant as discussed here.

And now we have in the news that the administration at Texas Tech has successfully closed on a deal with the discredited former Attorney General of the Bush Regime, Alberto Gonzales, to come and teach there.

From the Austin American-Statesman:

“Gonzales will teach a fall junior-level course on contemporary issues in the executive branch and will also help the Texas Tech University System bolster student diversity at Tech and Angelo State University in San Angelo, the system chancellor, Kent Hance, said Tuesday.”

So Texas Tech is going to hire a war criminal to teach government policy issues to future Texas politicians. Well, obviously they have been paying attention to the polls and saw the dip in the Obama Administration approval ratings. The tide is turning and it is time to train up a new generation of criminals to run our government some day.

That’s some long-term planning.

The only good thing about this is that I get to embed in the blog one of my favorite You Tube videos of all time, perhaps conveying my opinion of Texas Tech in a general sense.

1 comment:

Mike Licht said...

Mr. Gonzales will lecture at Tech on his area of expertise, Fluid Mechanics of Waterboarding.