I have taught at a military school now for about thirty years. Two years ago, a Lieutenant Colonel, new to the faculty, dropped into my office for advice. "Dr. *******, I made a mathematics mistake on the blackboard today, plain for all to see. Am I of high enough rank that I can claim I didn't make a mistake?"That sums it up pretty well, methinks.
My answer was "Hell, no, you're not!"
But our president believes he is of high enough rank ...
Saturday, July 14, 2007
One of Andrew Sullivan's readers has emailed him the following: