Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Summers' Premiership Collapses in No Confidence Vote

Harvard trustees to form new government

This headline is just a joke, which you'd realize is VERY FUNNY if you knew the mechanics of parliamentary government.

Actually, the Harvard faculty's "vo no co" (vote of no confidence) in University President Larry Summers, cool as it may be, also has a kind of pompous, self-important edge to it.

Why not just say, "Harvard Professors, in Straw Poll, Say Their Boss An Asshole."


Isn't that last statement at least somewhat true about any group of professors? (If not any group of workers more generally?)

Or maybe I'm failing to adequately recognize that Richard Russo's Straight Man is actually fiction.
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