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Potemkin Presidency and Professoriat
Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On October 15, 2010 @ 10:03 am In Faculty Lounge | No Comments
In his recent foray to George Washington University, the president and his hosts pretty much dropped all pretexts of above-the-fray statesmanship and detached scholarship. “We’ve got a whole lot more work to do,” he told the crowd. “If you can muster and sustain that sort of energy, I’m absolutely confident we will do well, we will win all across the country.”
This past Tuesday, “University President Steven Knapp and Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey were also there to greet Obama,” Morgenstern reports.
“These kinds of events are part of a much larger reality here,” Knapp stated. “It’s all part of what it means to be here in the nation’s capital.”
“It’s an honor but it also feels a little normal,” Ramsey said. He told Morgenstern such visits seem to occur “every other week.”
He could have added, “but only when the Democrats are in power.”
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