Blogging Tory "Gay and Right" Fred is seriously miffed that former Harvard University president Larry Summers was invited, then uninvited, to be a keynote speaker at a dinner for the UC Board of Regents. And what exactly was Summers' sin?
Well, see, all the evidence indicates that he's kind of sexist. And kind of a bigot. And that sort of thing just doesn't play well at some dinner parties, know what I'm sayin'? But that's not the best part.
See, one would think that, if Fred gets this bent out of shape over simply being dissed over a dinner party, he'd be outraged -- absolutely livid, I tell you -- over what happened to Duke academic Erwin Chemerinsky, who had his hiring as the new dean at the UC Irvine law school pulled because he was too liberal, only to have it given back due to overwhelming protest.
See the difference? Summers loses out on an evening of free food because he's a sexist pig: Fred howls. Chemerinsky is the target of a concerted attack by the right to strip him of his deanship, solely because he's a vocal defender of civil liberties? Well, do I really need to explain how much that caused Fred any lack of sleep? Yeah, about that much.
I need to find some smarter conservatives to pick on. This is getting seriously boring.
BY THE WAY, about that nefarious liberal academic bias you keep hearing so much about? Well, bite me.
(For those of you who aren't quite sure who David Horowitz is, there are only two things you need to know about him:
- He is the primary source of 98% of the accusations that there is a nefarious liberal academic bias, and
- He is a hideous, sleazy, pathological liar about everything.
I'm glad I could clear that up for you.)