Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We're now learning much more about Pat Robertson's Regent law school. It is ranked fourth-tier in the recent US News & World Report rankings, or near the very bottom, tied for 136th place. We also know that Bush's Justice Department has been hiring grads from this school like crazy, more than 150 over the last few years.

It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode ("The Van Buren Boys") when George is assigned to help select candidates for the first scholarship of Susan's foundation. Instead of favoring those with the best academic credentials, George favors someone with less-than-stellar grades (he has a 2.0 GPA, "in the meaty part of the curve" says George). Except here with the George in the White House, the added litmus test is religion.

By the way, if you haven't been keeping track, faculty at Southern Methodist University are divided over hosting GW's presidential library. Why doesn't Bush just alleviate SMU from this internal debate and agree to locate his library at Regent? Isn't this lowest-tier, Bible-based school more of a fitting spot for him anyway?

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