03 July 2008

Glenn Grothman: still demanding today's college students pay more than he did.

Hi everyone,

Our friends over at Fearlesslysifting unpack more of Glenn's hypocrisy-stream.

Glenn Grothman on the selection of Biddy Martin

I'm amazed Glenn is still harping about graduates leaving the state:

A second criticism of the University is that not enough graduates are filling jobs for Wisconsin businesses. We need more engineers, nurses, and graduates from the hard sciences – not degrees in psychology and sociology.
Or law, Glenn. Do we need more lawyers like you?

The truth is the UW is producing plenty of engineers and hard scientists -- it's just that they can't get jobs in Wisconsin that will pay for the student loans they've had to take out to cover their education. And whose fault is that? The guy who had the state pay for 75% of his education and, as soon as he got into government, passed laws to guarantee that the state would only pay for 25% of the current crop's education. The hypocrisy still sets my teeth on edge.

How much more of this can we tolerate?

We'll find out I guess.



Aaron B said...

I called Glenn's office today to voice my disgust over his article "Wrong Choice for UW-Madison Chancellor" which appeared in the Random Lake Sounder (among other papers I'm sure). When I asked her, the female staff worker who took my comments stated she was not offended by Glenn's anti-woman stance taken in the article and as her primary defense, stated "I have never taken a womens' studies course before"...I was speechless.

I guess it comes as no surprise that an elected official as ignorant and uninformed as Grothman sees the need to fill his staff with equally ignorant and uninformed individuals.

Mpeterson said...

I've had pretty good luck with his staff over the years but, apparently, courtesy isn't everything.

I'm actually a bit shocked to hear that, somehow, it takes a "womens' studies" course to figure out that your boss thinks women are ontologically, metaphysically, and politically less important than men.

I guess this accounts for Glenn's constant attempts to gut funding for public education.

People might be able to take "courses" and then... whew! Who knows what might happen then!

Thanks for your note!


Democurmudgeon said...

I have finally put together some thoughts about our friend Glen.