Obama exploits academe to staff his White House

“President Barack Obama’s White House will have enough academics among its top appointees to teach a full curriculum. President Obama, who attended Harvard Law School, taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, while Joe Biden, the Vice-President, teaches the same subject at Widener University in Delaware. Principal aides include former university presidents, deans and professors of law, economics, public policy, even physics. ‘Many of Obama’s friends are drawn from the milieu in which he flourished as president of the Harvard Law Review,’ said Dan Markel, a professor of law at Florida State University who blogs about political matters …” (more)

[THE, 22 January]

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