Thursday, June 23, 2005

Paul Barrows Joke of the Day

"I used hard-earned sick leave and vacation time with the appropriate approvals." - Paul Barrows

Just because he was hard while he earned it doesn't mean it is hard-earned. Hey-O!

"That's just a subtle way of saying that this guy is a freeloader," Pines said. "I find that to be offensive and bordering on pathetic racial stereotyping, and that is a phrase which I have carefully chosen to say. He is one of the most prominent African-American men in state service. It's hard for me to believe that that (factor) isn't a part of this uproar." - Lester Pines, attorney for Paul Barrows

Can I have "how quickly will Barrows play the race card" for $1,000, Alex?

This might give some insight as to why Barrows wasn't fired - John Wiley was shaking in his boots at the prospect of being seen as insensitive to minorities. At the UW, "diversity" is the principle that trumps all others, above even teaching students. I'm sure all the African-Americans struggling to piece together a livelihood to feed their families are glad they aren't in Barrows' shoes right now.

In the meantime, Barrows continues to live out Dr. King's dream of boning grad students and getting paid $200,000 a year to do nothing.