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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Kennedy drops out of the Owl

So says the Crimson and Kennedy's spokesperson. I'd say it's a good sign that politicians are embarrased by their association to these elitist institutions. Here's my question: will those who are wannabe future politicians, and are in clubs now, start to think twice? Have they figured out that this is something they'll have to defend in 30 years?


At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or how many will be undeterred by some "liberal" questioning their membership in what is basically the same as a fraternity at any other college in America? Give me a break, anyone who would not join a final club because they might be asked about it in 30 years doesn't belong in politics.

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't think that the RNC and Ted Kennedy agreeing that an institution is unjust in the heat of a Supreme Court battle should change the way political people think about Final Clubs? That seems a little naive.

I actually don't think the big anti-Final Club thing is warranted, but I don't think you can underestimate this discussion's potency in American politics.

At 5:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't think so--I think a lot of people see Kennedy's action as politically unnecessary and a little disheartening that he would give in so easily.


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