August 3, 2009
I was appalled to learn that former Houston lawyer and U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales will be teaching a course at Texas Tech.
Here is a man who has been unable to find steady work since being humiliated in front of a Senate Committee, forced out of his job as the nation's top government lawyer in disgrace, and made the butt of countless jokes by late-night TV personalities.
Hasn't he suffered enough?
Now he has to deal with a faculty of eggheads who have taken up a petition — at least 45 signatures so far — chastising Tech Chancellor Kent Hance (a former congressman who has the kindness to offer a helping hand to down-on-their-luck former government officials) for hiring Gonzales.
The petition calls Gonzales a poor choice as a teacher because he has “demonstrated significant ethical failings.”
The drafter of the petition is a philosophy professor whose ivory tower experience does not include standing between Dick Cheney and the U.S. Constitution.