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Texas Tech hires Alberto Gonzales

I’m speechless.

Alberto Gonzales, who resigned as the Bush administration’s embattled attorney general nearly two years ago, has lined up a fall-semester teaching spot at Texas Tech University, the university confirmed today.

Gonzales, who was Gov. George W. Bush’s lawyer, Texas secretary of state and then a Texas Supreme Court justice before joining Bush in Washington, will be working as an visiting professor in the political science department, teaching a “special topics” course on contemporary issues in the executive branch, according to Dora Rodriguez, a senior business assistant in the department. The university later said it will be a junior-level course.

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Lawrence Schovanec, interim dean of Texas Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted saying: “Judge Gonzales brings a unique experience to our classroom. His career in law, government and public service will provide our political science students a rich perspective of the executive branch and issues and challenges facing our nation. ”

I wouldn’t have thought it was possible to say something like that without irony, but apparently it is. I really don’t know what there is to say about this, other than I pity the poor souls in their alumni relations department for all of the crap they’re about to endure. Oh, and I hope someone does as this TPM commenter suggests:

Please tell me there’s at least one Texas Tech political science student with the guts to answer “I do not recall” to every test question. Maybe even “I do not recall remembering.”

Amen to that.

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7 Comments

  1. carly says:

    this guy should be disbarred and in jail not teaching our kids. There is a related post at http://iamsoannoyed.com/?page_id=588

  2. Mike Licht says:

    Mr. Gonzales will lecture at Tech on his area of expertise, Fluid Mechanics of Waterboarding.

    See:

    http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/professor-gonzales/

  3. Can we start a scholarship fund for a student who can prove he does that on the test?

  4. Mikal Hutto says:

    We should all write to the Dean, asking them to fire Gonzales. Do we really want this person teaching our kids how to be a criminal? Are the “special topics,” how to lie, cheat, steal, torture and kill people without being prosecuted?

    If enough Texans complained, they would have to fire him.

  5. Mikal Hutto says:

    Here is the address to write to the Dean Lawrence Schovanec to protest, the hiring of Alberto Gonzales.

    Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Box 41034, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1034

  6. Mikal Hutto says:

    Board of Regents, Texas Tech
    PO Box 42011, Mail Stop 2011
    Lubbock, TX 79409-2011

    I copied the Board of Regents on my letter, above is their mailing address.

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