Here are a couple of chucklers for you this morning.
First, I haven’t commented on Bobby Lowder stepping down as head of Colonial Bank because, quite frankly, I don’t know how much of a difference that makes in his current level of influence at Auburn.
Speaking of Lowder, Tate offers this epitaph.
Sure, he meddled in some stuff. So what?
Indeed. Jetgate and screwing with the school’s accreditation – no big deals, right?
Makes you wonder what Tate would sound like passing judgment on Bernie Madoff (Sure, he swindled some people. So what?) or Rod Blagojevich (Sure, he prostituted his public office. So what?)
Speaking of public office, the Los Angeles Times’ Chris Dufresne has done us all a service by assembling some choice quotes from Rep. Joe Barton’s recent grandstanding hearings on the BCS (h/t The Wiz). Call it Joe’s Greatest Hits. This exchange is my favorite:
… Swofford on the extra game: “What that did was actually open up access.”
Barton to panel: “Open up access?…Does that make sense what he just said?”
Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier: “Mr. Chairman, yes it does. It did provide more access.”
As I like to say, my friends, America is a great country. Where else can clueless people find the rich opportunities we generously offer them?