Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Mike Munger is my governor

The boss is running for governor of North Carolina in 2008.

Via Craig Newmark, who (like me) would “pay cash money to see him debate the Republican and Democrat candidates.”


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[Permalink] 1. Scott wrote @ Tue, 9 May 2006, 1:25 pm CDT:

Cool! When do they crack the second, third, and fourth seals to let the other horsemen out?

Mike, if you see this, just kidding there big boi…you’ve got my vote.

/except I can’t vote in North Carolina
//hey, there’s a “Carolina” in my state name, too…can I cast half a vote for you?


I just stumbled onto your blog through friends’ but I wanted to comment because I grew up in Jackson and am now a graduating senior (4 days left!) here at Duke. . .

I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on the quality of students at Millsaps vs. Duke. . . Millsaps offered me a full scholarship in HS and aggressively recruited me and one of my friends (now a graduating senior at Yale). Our impression of Millsaps was that it was the small, private alternate to Ole Miss. . .we didn’t find the academic offerings they had very stimulating. Of course that could just be our biases. . .

Anyways, good luck in St. Louis!

(And no, I’m not a poli sci major either)

[Permalink] 3. Emily, again... wrote @ Wed, 10 May 2006, 10:51 pm CDT:

I wish I could edit my posts…

anyways, that would be *friends’ blogs and *alternative


Emily, I’d say by and large that the students at Millsaps were better than those at Ole Miss—the description I usually gave was that it was like cutting off the bottom 50% of the distribution. The best students at Millsaps were quite comparable to the best at Ole Miss, but the weakest Millsaps student would be comparable to a “fairly good” Ole Miss student.

Mind you, the typical Duke or Yale student is quite a bit brighter than the average Millsaps student, but I’d say that about 20–25% of the Millsaps students I taught would have been highly successful at Duke.

As a small college, a place like Millsaps just won’t offer the variety of courses and majors you can find at any large institution (public or private, selective or not).

Anyway, that’s my 2¢!

[Permalink] 5. mungowitz wrote @ Thu, 11 May 2006, 7:06 pm CDT:

Scott: I’m coming down there.

And I’ve got your “vote” right here, man.

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