Skip to comments.After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]
Posted on 09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT by Enchante
Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday.
I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the schools website shortly after midnight.
The school withdrew the invitation to Manninga transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents after CIA Director Mike Pompeo cancelled his scheduled appearance at the school Thursday.
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Visiting Fellow on what?
Of course, they had no problem making her/him/IT a “fellow” in the first place, but did not anticipate the extent of push-back even from some very liberal Democrats.
That this was even considered should be sufficient enough to remove the Dean.
Methinks the damage has been done.
I reasonable question might be what Harvard paid this “fellow” to just go away quietly? And of course, doesn’t the term “fellow” violate the individual’s gender identification?
William F. Buckley, Jr.
It is too late. They already offered it and showed their colors. Withdrawing it changes nothing.
Sending your child to Harvard, or any other Ivy League School is basically flushing a promising talent down the toilet.
Child abuse by any other name.
All those words and “Harvard” is not to be found...
“Methinks the damage has been done.”
The damage control was about as good as it could be at that point. The damage could have been worse. They could have gone ahead with their plans and been picketed and had more money pledges withdrawn. It would have been better never to have done this to begin with. Academics live in a special hothouse environment isolated from the deplorables’ universe, so they don’t know how their actions might be perceived in a non-academic world.
I was talking to a professor in the gym. He taught how to be an entrepreneur. He had never started or run a company. He had never had a job outside the university. But he considered his course an essential for students who wanted to start their own company. Having started three companies and run several large departments in multi-nationals, it was all I could do not to laugh. His naiveté was astonishing.
If Dougie realized how great his mistake was he’d step down in shame.
Manning’s sentence was commuted but he remains a convicted felon.
You can’t fix STUPID!
They are the smartest people in every room. Or so they think.
Liberal arrogance in this respect is astonishing. We went through eight years of a President who should never have been able to get elected on his affinity with racist, terrorist, and other anti-American elements, but just as bad, had no experience at anything outside politics and community organizing. Never held a real job in his life.
It is one of the fundamental reasons liberals largely love socialism and other centrally planned elements, and despise capitalism and market economies.
Liberals refuse to believe in (never mind understand) the power of the “invisible hand” of capitalism by which prices are set and finite resources are allocated to get products to where people want them.
They are profoundly appalled by the concept that millions of ordinary, and to them, uneducated people out there voting with their hard-earned dollars are a better judge of what products should be produced, and where they should be sent (the ‘invisible hand’) instead of filling a room with the smartest people in the world (them) to manually decide these things.
Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf is a dope who lives in a bubble. This combination produces stupid decisions.
The dean should be fired.
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