WE'RE SHOCKED, SHOCKED, TO FIND THAT A LAW SCHOOL DEAN COULD BE A HYPOCRITE – AT 8:22 A.M. ET: I was wondering when someone would notice this. Well, it sure wasn't a mainstream journalist. It was the GOP. From Fox:
A Senate Republican is accusing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan -- who protested the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as an influential dean at Harvard -- of remaining silent about the university receiving $20 million from a Middle East country that sanctions the oppression of gays.
The accusation comes as the both sides in Senate gear up for the start of confirmation hearings for Kagan, as Republicans opposed to her confirmation seize on "anti-military" fodder.
On Wednesday, during a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, noted Harvard University accepted a $20 million gift from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz in 2005 that was used to establish a center for Islamic Studies in his honor.
Sessions cited an Obama State Department report that noted that homosexual acts are a crime in Saudi Arabia under Sharia law and punishable by death or flogging.
COMMENT: Why, is this redneck saying that there's dishonesty at Harvard? Hypocrisy? Phoniness? Is he thoroughly unfamiliar with the ways of superior people? That's not hypocrisy, Senator Sessions. That's just an "alternative narrative." That's not phoniness. That's just "intercultural understanding."
These senators. What do they know?
June 17, 2010