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  1. otis p. driftwood

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    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/may/13/cu-seeks-right-wing-prof/
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    I'm sure that they use that argument when trying to prove that affirmative action is wrong and - oh that's right.
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    This is nothing new, conservative professors are highly valuable because they're rare. College administrations aren't that liberal, in fact they're pretty conservative businessmen most of the time. My college tried to get a conservative professor for three straight years while I was there but they couldn't find one even though it was run by fairly strict Catholics. Why? because conservatives don't generally want to be academics. Mostly left wing people are attracted to academic positions in Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology while economics and business professors tend to be more conservative. It's just the way it is, it's not a left wing conspiracy, no matter how much the right wants to believe it is.
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    My initial response is so?? There does not seem consensus amongst the faculty.

    from the Denver Post:

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    What? Sorry, your post made no sense. You talk about consensus among the faculty, then quote someone who's not on the faculty--and requote half of what I posted.
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    WTF is your problem, you posted from something you saw on Drudge.. I took a look and did not recognize the "daily camera".. so I googled the story and found the same story from the Denver Post.. no big deal, just an interesting perspective..

    IMO it is an idiotic way to spend money, to advertise for a conservative professor sounds like you are limiting your choices.. the whole thing sound stupid, can you imagine Jerry Falwell advertising for a Chair of Liberal Studies at Liberty U..
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    My problem is that your article was exactly the same as mine. It was originally written by the Wall Street Journal.
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    Your link points to something different. For instance, this does not appear at the link:

    "Mr. Peterson’s quest has been greeted with protests from some faculty and students, who say the move is too — well, radical."

    and in fact dailycamera uses as a source this article:

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/13/cu-may-host-conservative-cast-of-profs/

    which says in part:

    The most vocal criticism so far is coming from the right.

    "Like Margaret Mead among the Samoans, they're planning to study conservatives. That's hilarious," Will told The Wall Street Journal in a story pubished Tuesday.

    ...

    Still, Rozek said he found the idea of an endowed chair in conservative views "humorous" and said it smacks of tokenism.

    "What is needed is pluralism of ideas, meaning no political party has a monopoly on any campus," Rozek said. "All views - socialism, communism, democracy - should be discussed."

    ...

    "The way you widen the debate is by casting the description in much broader terms. It should not come down to a debate of conservative vs. liberal."
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    Patters, who/what are you talking to/about?

    Because that quote you mentioned, about it being too radical? That's in my link. It's part of my quote from that link.

    So...??????
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    Maybe they changed it. Try emptying your cache. This is what I get:

    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/may/13/cu-seeks-right-wing-prof/

    CU seeks right-wing prof

    The University of Colorado is considering a $9 million program to bring high-profile political conservatives to teach on the left-leaning campus. Critics say it's an idea whose time should never come. CU officials want to create an endowment for a Visiting Chair in Conservative Thought and Policy.

    The program would bring a rotating cast of scholars, historians, politicians and media personalities to a town often ridiculed by the political right as "the People's Republic of Boulder."

    The first scholar could be on campus next year for a one- or two-year stint, CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard said. University officials said they hope the fund would yield the $200,000-plus per year necessary to provide a stipend and a staff person.

    "A good campus is always trying to find ways to add diversity of thought and scholarship," Hilliard said.
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    Yep, the link goes to the Rocky Mountain News story now apparently. Yesterday it was a story from the Wall Street Journal.
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    Was there some literary license in the process when it made that reputable high traffic site Daily Camera.. in reality no one would ever have heard of the source if Drudge did not link it last night...very the source.
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