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Super Paul

Can Paul Goldman Resurrect Helen Dragas, Whack Larry Sabato, Reform Education, and Still Be Home in Time for Supper?

My old friend, Paul Goldman, seems intent on transforming the most ginormous cluster@#$@ in the history of Virginia higher education into a significant step towards his beloved, if vaguely defined, "education reform".  

Even more mystifying are his attempts to glorify soon-to-be Ex-Rector Helen E. Dragas as, I'm not sure what?  A future governor?  A Walk?  A successor to Demi Moore?  A political lesson (maybe like Alf Landon - as goes Maine, so goes Vermont)?

Paul, not even the combination of your mad skills, the invocation of Henry Howell and the signers of the Declaration of Independence, a chance to poke at Larry J. Sabato, and Demi Moore in G.I. Jane could redefine this fiasco.

As my great aunt Ella used to say, "You can call a pig a horse.  But, that doesn't mean it's going to win the Kentucky Derby."

The Dragas/Kington cabal brought to the University a flawed, irregular, underhanded process that resulted in a disastrous outcome.  (By the way, thanks to Pulitzer-quality journalism by The Cavalier Daily, we now know the cabal included former Wilder policy advisor and current hedge fundster, Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein).  The University has suffered the equivalent of a blow to the back of the head on a dark street, and my brother Paul is trying to call it a fair fight.

What was it that Henry Howell used to say?

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