Hey, doesn’t she favor that Minnesota McCarthy, Michele Bachmann??
I got curious after our last discussion, wondering how any public education official could be so openly anti-American and anti-Constitution, and still be allowed to serve — even in Texas. And it figures. She’s another Monica Goodling litter-mate, spawned by Pat Robertson to subvert secular justice from the inside.
The connection I personally draw between Palin and Donohue and Gonzales/Goodling, is how in power, they let their personal beliefs and desires run roughshod over others, individuals who do NOT rightfully belong to them to play God (or Godfather) with.
. . .”People see her as the symbol of purity in an atmosphere of corruption,” says Anchorage pollster Marc Hellenthal. “She is almost Saint Sarah.”
The school’s motto is “Christian Leadership To Change the World,” and the world seems to be changing apace. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft teaches at Regent, and [up to 150] graduates have achieved senior positions in the Bush administration. The express goal is not only to tear down the wall between church and state in America (a “lie of the left,” according to Robertson) but also to enmesh the two.
The law school’s dean, Jeffrey A. Brauch, urges in his “vision” statement that students reflect upon “the critical role the Christian faith should play in our legal system.” Jason Eige (’99), senior assistant to Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, puts it pithily in the alumni newsletter, Regent Remark: “Your Résumé Is God’s Instrument.”
This legal worldview meshed perfectly with that of former Attorney General John Ashcroft—a devout Pentecostal . . .[like Palin?]
Yes, the creepiness is palpable. (Just keep telling yourself it’ll be okay, now that the smart states are waking up.)
In a recent Regent law school newsletter, a 2004 graduate described being interviewed for a job as a trial attorney at the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division in October 2003. Asked to name the Supreme Court decision from the past 20 years with which he most disagreed, he cited Lawrence v. Texas, the ruling striking down a law against sodomy because it violated gay people’s civil rights.
“When one of the interviewers agreed and said that decision in Lawrence was ‘maddening,’ I knew I correctly answered the question,” wrote the Regent graduate. The administration hired him for the Civil Rights Division’s housing section — the only employment offer he received after graduation, he said.
The graduate from Regent — which is ranked a “tier four” school by US News & World Report, the lowest score and essentially a tie for 136th place — was not the only lawyer with modest credentials to be hired by the Civil Rights Division after the administration imposed greater political control over career hiring.
The changes resulted in a sometimes dramatic alteration to the profile of new hires beginning in 2003, as the Globe reported last year after obtaining resumes from 2001-2006 to three sections in the civil rights division. Conservative credentials rose, while prior experience in civil rights law and the average ranking of the law school attended by the applicant dropped.
. . .Seven years ago, 60 percent of the class of 1999 — Goodling’s class — failed the bar exam on the first attempt.
Btw, Cynthia Dunbar’s graduation “with honors” was before Goodling’s dismal class even, in 1990. Six years before the ABA accredited it. Some honor.