Thursday, December 28, 2006

Legislative Update

My congressional representative has taken advantage of the franking privilege to send yet another half-baked, stream-of-consciousness newsletter. Why do my fellow residents of district 2 continue to re-elect this fool?

Among conspiracy theories (most of which blame illegal immigrants and/or defense contractors for everything going wrong) is this gem:
We need, too, to hire more professors who are willing to teach. It has become fashionable in academic circles to emphasize research and writing and allow many professors to do very little teaching.
Should I write a letter asking for congress to send money to bring the salaries of the teaching faculty up to the level paid to the research faculty in publicly funded higher education?