Can this work?

Since we're all former graduate students, all of us have had some experience teaching college students, right?  And since we've all taught for at least one semester, we've all had some experience with students' excuses, right?  Like when someone's eighth grandparent dies and they have to miss class?  Or, as in MSF's case, when a student blamed her woman parts for her regular  absenteeism?  Or, as in my case, when a student missed six of the eight summer classes and afterward claimed she'd had to rush out of town because her immune system had been compromised by mono and there was some sort of outbreak in Iowa City that threatened her, and could she have an incomplete for the course?  

Anyway, doesn't this strike you as similar?  Keeping Sarah Palin sequestered from the press (it's sexist to ask a lady questions!) was apparently not enough.

And, in a related note, watch this horrifying clip from The Daily Show.  (The particularly horrifying part is of our President.)  If only Bush had read Earth Goat and followed my edict to watch the recent Fresh Air with Michael Greenberger explaining the financial crisis.   I mean, seriously -- why is he even trying to discuss the markets?  It is so embarrassing!  

Due to my embarrassed condition, professor, I will have to miss class.


kclou said...

i can't imagine that the guy who prides himself on being so tough and resilient will look anything but weak and cowardly with this move. is there something we don't know?

kclou said...

“It is my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess,” Obama said. “It is going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once.”

Of course it is!