Note: Due to an editing error, some of you couldn't open this entire post. It's been corrected, please try again. The Slate article is worth it.
I had heard snippets about Monica Goodling's evangelical fervor and her third rate academic credentials, but had no idea how bad it really was. Before resigning and pleading the fifth, Goodling, 33, was Alberto Gonzales' liason to the White House. Democrats have postponed a vote on granting her immunity in exchange for her testimony until next week. May the caged bird sing. More.
Meanwhile, I missed this when it was on Slate. Has any other administration in history appointed such underqualified, inexperienced and bone-headed people to key posts?
How Pat Robertson's law school is changing America
By Dahlia Lithwick
Posted Saturday, April 7, 2007
Goodling is only one of 150 graduates of Regent University [founded by televangelist Pat Robertson] currently serving in this administration, as Regent's Web site proclaims proudly, a huge number for a 29-year-old school. Regent estimates that "approximately one out of every six Regent alumni is employed in some form of government work." And that's precisely what its founder desired. The school's motto is "Christian Leadership To Change the World," and the world seems to be changing apace...
Read the entire scary story, if you dare.