Friday, September 19, 2008

Miss Ann has a point

DENVER (CBS4) ― Metro State College is investigating a professor who asked students to write an essay critical of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin. One student said the instructor singled out Republican students in the class and allowed others to ridicule them.

The adjunct professor, Andrew Hallam, stayed silent Thursday as he took his class on a field trip to an art museum. Hallam said he would issue a statement Thursday, but none came.

The college said Hallam will continue working during the investigation.

"I was shocked, I was holy cow, this is just an open door for him to discuss politics with us," Jana Barber first told CBS4 Wednesday, a student in the class.

Barber shared the class' first assignment with CBS4 Wednesday. Hallam asked students to write an essay to contradict what he called the 'fairy tale image of Palin' presented at the Republican National Convention.

Barber filed an official complaint with the college which triggered the investigation.

Miss Ann says that she generally ignores second tier colleges because the smart and influential liberals work in the Ivy League leaving the idiot wannabe nutjobs for the lesser schools. She points out that you would never find someone as purely stupid as Ward Churchill teaching at Harvard.

She has a point. Can anyone imagine a professor at Harvard or Yale or Columbia handing out an assignment like this to his class?

This Andrew Hallam is clearly a left-wing fool who looked at the explosion of support for Sarah Palin and realized that she had the power to pull victory out of the jaws of defeat for the GOP. This frightened him and made him want to lash out so he sought to strike back by exploiting his captive audience of students in a way which would accomplish absolutely nothing except to make him feel better.

Metro State College needs to broom this mediocrity from its faculty.