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May 08, 2006

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Hilzoy- Perhaps you are misunderestimating Bush, he may intend that the study of de Tocqueville be limited to his think tank, not merely available there. :)

News flash, Mr. President: there are already lots of places where young scholars come and write and think and articulate and opine and teach. We call them "universities".

Everybody gets to articulate and opine and teach, except perhaps John McCain and Condaleeza Rice.

Ahem.

Everybody gets to articulate and opine and teach, except perhaps John McCain and Condaleeza Rice.

John McCain applied for a teaching position? Condaleeza was fired from Stanford?

"who would have thought that George W. Bush was a fan of de Tocqueville?"

dude, like, Bush was a permanent resident of duh Tokeville for many years, in between stints in duh Tootville.

The last thing we need are more think tanks, where "teaching" means "press appearances."

Endowing a couple of university chairs or a specialized "democracy center" within a university would have a greater impact on young scholars.

A think tank would have a more immediate impact on policy debates, however, so there's that.

It really makes me wonder if there are two GW 's. The one who talks as you've posted and is tolerant of gay's (see Andrew Sullivan) and the president. They don't fit. Maybe your previous post, about why he was the republican choice and this one, are part of the story.

What's gotten into him lately, anyway? Take this:

''I very much would like to end Guantánamo; I very much would like to get people to a court,'' the president said in an interview with the German network ARD.

``And we're waiting for our Supreme Court to give us a decision as to whether the people need to have a fair trial in a civilian court or in a military court.''

Um, what?

What's gotten into him lately, anyway?

Yeah, this and his greatest accomplishment in the last five years (SPOILER: it is that one time he caught a big fish). I'm beginning to suspect that he is even less involved than I ever suspected.

I've been stuck on his whole "I'm the Decider" spiel from a few weeks back. I finally figured out how he ticks. To paraphrase Omar Khayyam: The decider decides; and, having so decided,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure him back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it


I've been stuck on his whole "I'm the Decider" spiel from a few weeks back. I finally figured out how he ticks. To paraphrse Omar Khayyam: The decider decides; and, having so decided,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure him back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it

Whoops, apparently there is an echo in here.

So-called conservatives have been misappropriating Alexis for some time now. Newt Gingrich wrote an introduction to one of the latest widely disseminated editions.

So no one is particularly tickled by the quote about those persons who are invested with public authority in the Southwestern states? I quite liked it, myself (she sniffed...)

I think the misappropriation may be intended to cause people to forget what Alexis really stands for in the same way conservatives have successfully stolen Adam Smith.

John McCain applied for a teaching position? Condaleeza was fired from Stanford?

Good point. McCain and Rice are neither teachers nor librarians,

Now I don't blame the librarian if he decides to leave Ohio State, because he has no future there, and as Professor Phelps says:

Out faculty seeks a university that is a beacon of intellectual freedom, high scholarly standards and freedom from discrimination based upon sexual orientation. I look forward to the day when we can say with assurance that our library manifests the same principles.

So obviously getting rid of this librarian will make the university a better beacon for intellectual freedom, whatever that means.

This little snippet tells me...
"...First, as DailyKos convincingly argues, the true scandal of the Duke Cunningham hooker story is likely the gender of the hookers. There are some very carefully parsed statements regarding Brent Wilkes' Watergate "hospitality suites," such as the claim of the lawyer for Shirlington Limo's Chris Baker that his client was "never in attendance in any party where any *women* were being used for prostitution purposes."

...that he was quoting deCOCKville:-)

Good point. McCain and Rice are neither teachers nor librarians.

So in other words, your original post was completely bogus. Got it.

So no one is particularly tickled by the quote about those persons who are invested with public authority in the Southwestern states?

I loved it, Hilzoy. Tickled pink, even. So there.


Next thing, he'll be talking about starting a nonprofit that builds houses.

We'll probably hear about that when his approval rating dips below 30.

You mean tomorrow?

Thank heavens we have DaveC around to stick up for fag-bashers. You truly make the world a little sweeter, Dave.

I liked the southwestern thingy too, fwiw. Don't feel sad, Hilzoy. You write (and quote) so many wonderful things that if we all posted every time we loved one of them in particular, we would start to look a little silly.

Perhaps he meant Torquemada?

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