Today, in words fail me…

Ken Starr, for the win.

Baylor thinks it’s a good idea to let this man stay on campus and teach.

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41 responses to “Today, in words fail me…

  1. John Denver is full of shit...

    holy cow

  2. Boz

    That’s a great defense for recruiting violations too.. If you’re willing to sweep rape allegations under the rug, no chance you’re concerned with a bag man or three.

  3. ASEF

    Something tells me this idea isn’t going to fly, either.

    Strong evidence that Baylor sees itself more as a victim of circumstance than anything else.

  4. hassan

    Uh….but what about after it was reported? Again, it’s back to what did you know and when did you know it? Don’t fault Starr for not knowing what went on…but I have a real problem with how it was handled after they found out.

  5. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    “The report released on Thursday found that Baylor’s religiously informed outlook on drug use, alcohol and premarital sex made accusers fearful of coming forward.”

    I don’t care if it’s a wet, dry or moist campus.
    I am still going to release the Kenneth.

    http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/tag/hypocrisy/

  6. paul

    Well, to be fair, he did learn from the best, Bill Clinton. Because Bill did…not…have…sex…with…that…woman. And after all, what is the definition of is?

    • SCDawg

      No, it merely depends on what the definition of the word “is” is.

    • Starr did not learn anything from Bill Clinton and/or Whitewater.

      If Starr had learned anything or actually cared about women, then he would have handled this situation correctly from the beginning.

      • Don in Mar-a-Lago

        You can lead a Ken Starr to Whitewater but you can’t make him drink.

      • Cojones

        Correct, UJ. Bill was off campus also, but that didn’t stop Kenny from racking up big bills to benefit himself and others on his “legal staff” plus set himself up for the payoff at a southern religious school as President. It makes him look especially trashy and politic-driven when, as a lawyer as well, he should stand for the law and public mores and morals above all.

        Ken is a three-time hypocrite as a lawyer, a college president, and to his religion. I guess he still can go for a quartet as a law professor. Sheesh!

    • ASEF

      “I did not have sex with that woman”

      US President: Impeach him!
      6’4 290 lb rocket DE: Cool.

  7. AusDawg85

    FWIW…local press in Texas explains that Starr’s reassignment is because he has tenure and thus can’t be fired, at least not without a legal proceeding. Like their AD, I would expect Mr. Starr to be leaving on his own sooner rather than later.

    • Jared S.

      I wish Baylor would fire him and give him no golden parachute pay-out and dare him to sue them.

    • Starr will leave within two years. He was a tenured professor of Law at Pepperdine when he was hired by Baylor. My guess is that his contract with Baylor included tenure as part of the hiring.

      FWIW, UGA had the same issue when Fred Davison was removed as President in wake of Jan Kemp. Davison stayed on until Spring of 88 as professor in the Vet School.

      I would suspect that if they removed him outright, he would sue and probably have a decent shot at winning because of tenure.

  8. watcher16

    Looks like he’s resigning

  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Bill Clinton is laughing his ass off today. At least his sex was consensual.

    • Don in Mar-a-Lago

      I’ll get back to Bill Clinton later but in other more important news

    • Jared S.

      “Consensual.” Using a position of power to coerce a young ambitious woman to give it up for you is straining the definition of “consensual” in my book.

      • Dawg Vegas

        Certainly more consensual than the victims at Baylor

      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        She was 22 and older at all times, a college graduate, came from a wealthy family, grew up in the Brentwood area of LA, and by any account no force was involved. It just doesn’t get any more consensual than that, at least in a legal context, and that in your words she was “a young ambitious woman” doesn’t make it less consensual; if anything it makes it more consensual – she knew exactly what was happening.

        • Jared S.

          Ha. Isn’t this exactly Bill Cosby’s defense? “She knew exactly what was happening.” Sorry, I happen to be of the opinion that a man who uses his position of influence and power to coerce (however slyly) a woman into spending time with him alone for the purpose of getting her to do whatever (however slyly) that she wouldn’t normally do with him in a million years if he were her merely her peer…….. that man is a sexual predator.

          • Cojones

            At the time, her peers said she was proficient at the act, so feeling for the poor manipulated person here could probably be extended in the opposite direction as well, depending upon your perspective of “innocence”.

            Once again, it depends upon whose ox is getting gored, but the pell-mell rush by the Republican mob to prosecute the President that ended in two House leaders falling on their hypocritical swords plus enduring further prosecution of failures into the future, leads me to believe it was all politics with a falderal ending highlighting the moral bankruptcy of our political leaders.

            And here we are into the future, no better for it all and even worse for individuals like Hastert and Starr, two of the biggest players on the public stage of hypocrisy past.

          • JarvisCrowell

            Sorry buddy that’s incorrect. What happened there was consensual by every recognized definition. She was not coerced in any way. As current events have shown there are real issues about real sexual assault. Stop trying to redefine Bill and Monica’s sleazy behavior as anything more than that.

      • Cojones

        “coerce” and “ambitious” don’t seem to fit together reasonably. Unless, of course, he pried her mouth open before turnin’ her loose on himself.

        She didn’t seem too upset afterwards and she did keep a trophy.

    • PTC DAWG

      Not all of it according to some.

    • Gravidy

      “You’d better get some ice for that.”

  10. Cojones

    “Since it was off campus, and they gits to drankin’ and rapin’, our hands are tied.” Niice.

  11. Billy Mumphrey

    Have I ever mentioned here that Ken Starr is a giant piece of shit?

  12. Gurkha Dawg

    Starr should have called Bill Clinton for some advice. If Slick Willie were Prez of Baylor, he could have gotten out of this mess with one hand tied behind his back. Briles and the AD would still have their jobs and before it was all over Slick Willie would have gotten himself a blow job from the NCAA.

  13. I just watched the interview. Every time Starr smiled, I cringed and wanted to go take a shower. Scary, that smile.