August 27, 2013
ROGER KIMBALL: Annals Of Intolerance, Tulane Edition.
Perhaps “Hobbit” is prosecutors’ code for “low life” in Louisiana. That’s where Letten plied his trade for nearly three decades, until forced to resign last year because some of his top assistants were revealed to have been making anonymous “provocative, even pugnacious comments about active criminal matters” on a public web site. Or maybe it is just part of Letten’s personal lexicon of imprecation, which also, for reasons that baffle me, include the word “spud,” a term I’d always regarded with affection as a familiar diminutive for “potato,” a tuber I hold in high regard.
These are deep semantic waters.
Especially for such a shallow guy. But watch the video. Is this the sort of conduct Tulane endorses on the part of its administrators?