Sunday, December 07, 2008
Liberal intellectual establishment takes control
A must read at MSNBC.com: Academic elites fill Obama's roster. For the next four (at least) years we will be ruled by what Noam Chomsky calls "the liberal intellectual establishment." If you're looking for any real diversity of viewpoints, abandon all hope. As the article says: "Of Obama's top 35 appointments so far, 22 have degrees from an Ivy League school, MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago or one of the top British universities." This raises the question: does an Ivy League degree truly confer wisdom upon its recipient? I know what my liberal friends will argue: It couldn't be worse than the last eight years! Perhaps, but my standards are a little higher than most. Change? Well, if by change you mean a return to 1993, I suppose you're right. It looks like Bill Clinton's third term, minus a few Arkansas cronies.