Friday, May 04, 2007

Pat Robertson's students...

Bill Maher:


Now that liberals have taken back the word "liberal", they also have to take back the word, "elite." By now you have heard the constant rightwing attacks on the elite media and the liberal elite, who may or may not be part of the Washington elite, a subset of the East Coast elite, which is overly influenced by the Hollywood elite. So basically unless you are a shit-kicker from Kansas you are with the terrorists. You know if you played a drinking game where you did a shot for everytime that Rush Limbaugh attacked someone for being elite, you'd almost be as wasted as Rush Limbaugh.

I don't get it. In other fields outside of government, elite is a good thing, like an elite fighting force. Tiger Woods is an elite golfer. If I need brain surgery, I would like an elite doctor. But in politics, elite is bad. The elite aren't down to earth and accessible like you and me and President shit for brains. Which is fine except for whenever there is a Bush administration scandal, it always traces back to some incompetent, political hack appointment and you think to yourself - "Where are they getting these screw-ups from?" Well, now we know, from Pat Robertson. I'm not kidding.

Take Monica Goodling who before she resigned last week because she is smack in the middle of the US attorney scandal, was a third ranking official in the Justice Department of the United States. She's 33 years old and though she never worked as a prosecutor, she was tasked at overseeing the job performance of all 93 US attorneys. How do you get to the top that fast? Harvard? Princeton? No, Goodling did her undergraduate work at Messiah College. You know Messiah, the home of the fighting Christies and then went on to attend Pat Robertson's Law School. Yes, Pat Robertson, the man who said that the presence of gay people at Disneyworld would cause earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor - has a Law School. And what kid wouldn't want to attend? It's three years and you only have to read one book. US News and World Reports which does the definitive ranking of colleges lists Regent's 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 people who couldn't get into the University of Phoenix.

Now, would you care to guess how many graduates of this televangelist diploma bill work in the Bush Administration? One hundred and fifty! And you wonder why things are so messed up? We are talking about a top justice department official who went to a college funded by a TV host. Would you send your daughter to Maury Povich U? And if you did, would you expect her to get a job at the Whitehouse? In 200 years we have gone from "We the people" to "up with people", from the "best and the brightest" to "dumb and dumber" and where better to find people who are dumb enough to believe in George Bush than Pat Robertson's Law School. The problem here in America, isn't that the country is being run by elites, it's that it is being run by a bunch of hayseeds. And by the way, the lawyer Monica Goodling just hired to keep her ass out of jail - went to a real law school.

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At 9:35 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

200 graduates of Pat's lawschool serving under Bush? Seems like an overestimate.

But the rest makes sense...accept of course for the statements concerning the "elites." It seems to me that the "elites" in America are represented solely by the Democrats, that if you fit into that prestigious category, you're sure to hate what America stands for and what thousands of American soldiers have given their lives for.

Now, I'm not disputing any of the things he says concerning good-ol' Pat Robertson who I agree is a religious fanatic, but the argument on the "elites" seems to backfire.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Actually Eitan, it says 150, not 200.

At 3:02 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

still, Gert, 150 is a pretty big number of graduates of a pretty pathetic lawschool to be working in the American government.

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Well, one would be one too many too (lol)...

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

You won't get an argument from me on that one!

At 3:08 AM, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Hey. Thanks for the mention. :)


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