Thursday, January 31, 2008

Benson named only finalist for CU president

Daily Gamera:
University of Colorado regents late Tuesday night voted 7-2 to name oil and gas executive Bruce Benson, former chairman of the state's Republican party, the sole finalist for the president's post.
This is good:
Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, was among those considered for the job, sources said. Cheney, who has a master’s degree from CU, is a founder of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative group that monitors universities.
Damn. One of the (imagined) leaders of the Get Ward Churchill conspiracy, MIM's "Ms.-Halliburton-on-the-Federal-Dole-Moneybags," might have been CU president. Can you imagine how the Little Churchills would have reacted to that?

Interesting, too, that the sole dissenting regent vote in Wart's firing, Cindy Carlisle, apparently voted for a Republican oil and gas man.

Update: Speaking of Cheneys and Little Chutches:

Secret Service agents and aides to Vice President Cheney who gave statements for a Colorado lawsuit have asked a judge not to release videos of their testimony, saying they might wind up on YouTube or "Comedy Central."

The arguments Wednesday came as a federal magistrate ordered the government to present its reasons why Cheney should not be subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit by a Denver-area man who claims comments he made to the vice president about the Iraq war led to his arrest in June 2006.

David Lane, an attorney for Steve Howards, said that Secret Service agents and Cheney's employees all provide different versions of Howards' actions, which raises questions that only Cheney — the alleged victim of the assault — could answer.

Update II: Strangely relevant:

A transient is accused of hanging out naked inside residence halls at the University of Colorado, and could face charges of attempted sex assault, burglary, indecent exposure and trespass.

Nimroid Boles Folsom, 34, was arrested at 1 a.m. Wednesday near 20th Street and Broadway after reports that he was spotted in Farrand, Aden and Hallett halls, according to police.

Nimroid. Today is a good day.

Update III: Oops, forgot the link to The Story of Nimroid.

Update IV: "Hanging out"?

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