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Apr 13, 2007

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Tom

Hmmm... A good primer might be in order. Reading Judas by Elaine Pagels and Karen L King offers a perspective long overdue for those who espouse a blood for blood fundamentalism.

Bubba

Ho hum.

Yet another in the long line of smear attacks by Krugman.

Not even worth getting upset over, much less commenting on.

Kirk D.

Scary isn't it?

Kirk D.

Bill Maher did an excellent piece on this supposed "university" last night on Real Time. You should read it, but here is an excerpt:

"Take Monica Goodling, who before she resigned last week because of the U.S. attorneys scandal, was the third most powerful official in the Justice Department of the United States. Thirty-three, and though she had never even worked as a prosecutor, she was tasked with overseeing the job performance of all 95 U.S. attorneys. How do you get to be such a top dog at 33? By acing Harvard, or winning scholarship prizes? No, Goodling did her undergraduate work at Messiah College -- home of the "Fighting Christies," who wait-listed me, the bastards -- and then went on to attend Pat Robertson's law school.

U.S. News and World Report, which does the definitive ranking of colleges, lists Regent as a tier-four school, which is the lowest score it gives. It's not a hard school to get into. You have to renounce Satan and draw a pirate on a matchbook. This is for the people who couldn't get into the University of Phoenix.

But there's more! As there inevitably is with the Bush administration. Turns out she's (Gooding) not the only one. Since 2001, 150 graduates of Regent University have been hired by the Bush administration. And people wonder why things are so screwed up. Hell, we probably invaded Iraq because one of these clowns read the map wrong. Forget religion for a second, we're talking about a top Justice Department official who went to a college founded by a TV host. Would you send your daughter to Maury Povich University? And if you did, would you expect her to get a job at the White House?"

Its pretty snarky, but the argument at its heart is compelling.

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