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Bryan Preston


May 20, 2011 - 10:00 am

And now, a very important message from Dick Durbin:

Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday night blasted for-profit colleges that he said don’t always provide quality education and can leave prospective students in debt. In particular, he criticized an advertisement saying you can get an education while staying at home in bed in your pajamas.

“The ad that just really troubles me shows a lovely young woman who says you can go to college in your pajamas,” he said. “You don’t even have to get out of bed to go to college, and she’s got a computer on her bed there.”

Why does Dick Durbin hate cute young college co-eds? And why does he hate pajamas? Was it something we said, Dick? If it was, we’ll be glad to say it again.

This is actually, of course, part of the Democrats’ concerted attack against for-profit schools. These Democrat leftist Luddites see the status quo in higher education — skyrocketing costs, less and less relevance as nonsense like “womyn’s studies” supplants Western civ in the curriculum, and an ever more left wing viewpoint preached in the classroom — as something to be defended. As technology leaves them and their fellow travelers in higher ed behind, all they can do is attack and ratchet up the regulations. Gov. Perry’s call for Texas public universities to create a $10,000 degree must make the liberals’ heads explode.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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