Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More unintended self-parody

"Help Wanted: Lefty College Seeks Right-Wing Prof ... CU-Boulder Bid to Endow A 'Conservative' Chair Leaves Both Sides Uneasy" (from today's WSJ).

As they say, you can't make this stuff up. What will the vetting process be like? The non-fiction version will be much better than any fictional academic spoof. Richard Russo, Jane Smiley, and the other practitioners of the genre may be too far on the left to get it right. And Bill Buckley is no longer with us. There must be others to pick up the challenge.