Tuesday, 13 January 2004

Signifying Nothing: Proud Supporter of Howard Dean

Notice to any prospective employer who got here by Googling my name:

I am proud, nay, honored to support Howard Dean’s candidacy for President of the United States. Or, if you prefer Wes Clark, I could vote for him too. Or Dennis Kucinich for that matter. The important thing: Bush = Hilter.

Oh, and please don’t make me teach more than four preps.

That is all. Thanks for considering my application. Peace out!

This is my entry in today’s Beltway Traffic Jam.

Wednesday, 11 February 2004

Diverse feelings

Something that’s come up in the past here at SN is the relative dearth of conservatives in academe and its causes. The meme went out in full force today; for a sampling, see Steve at Begging to Differ (who makes a compelling argument that the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Grutter applies equally to viewpoint diversity in the academy—and thus is highly suspect, since the Court would never make such an argument about political views), Andrew Sullivan, Pandagon, Stephen Karlson, Tightly Wound, and Kieran Healy for starters. Not being much of an ideologue myself, I’ll just step away from the fray.