Anyone need a good gut laugh today?
Senior Obama adviser David Axelrod is about to become the director of the University of Chicago’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics. Yes, you read that right. The man who likely invented the “War on Women” and “Romney causes cancer” themes of the 2012 campaign is going to lead a nonpartisan political institute.
Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.
We’ve been posting regular updates on the unprecedented run of Obama Administration veterans who have decamped for academe but the University of Chicago just landed a very big one. “After serving with distinction as an adviser to the last two Democratic presidents and many other holders of high political office, David Axelrod now hopes to inspire a new generation of recruits to public service,” Peter Monaghan writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Until early last year, Mr. Axelrod was a senior adviser to a friend of 20 years, Barack Obama.”
“He then became a top strategist for the president’s re-election campaign, just as he had been a key player in then-Senator Obama’s 2008 presidential run. But Mr. Axelrod, who is 57, will shift gears on January 1, when he becomes the inaugural director of the University of Chicago’s new, nonpartisan Institute of Politics. There, he says by phone, ‘the most important thing I can impart is how essentially important the public arena is.’”
Oh, he could probably come up with a more interesting lecture series than that. “Meanwhile, as extensively detailed in my book Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America, the only reason Obama became a U.S. senator — allowing him to run for president — is that David Axelrod pulled sealed divorce records out of a hat, first, against Obama’s Democratic primary opponent, and then against Obama’s Republican opponent,” Ann Coulter wrote in a column which appeared in 2011. “One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was way down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader.”
“But then The Chicago Tribune — where Axelrod used to work — began publishing claims that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.”