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Jeez, hard to see where tired old Robert Herold was going to go with this column. Same old same old.
Inlander, you can do better than this guy. How about some fresh opinion writers. This guy's expiration date expired back in 1998.
Cavorting on a golf course? Initially I thought this was a column about the current occupant of the oval office.
The directional schools in this state (EWU, CWU, and WWU) are doing their part to keep higher educational affordable in this state. Good for them.
Sheriff Ozzie - "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
You are a public figure.
Consider: I had a couple of politically themed Facebook posts that got 11 likes, I've binged watched every episode of West Wing (twice), and I once substitute taught (actually, I chaperoned a field trip to a bakery) a bunch of third graders. Yet I don't have a Ph.D. In political science - the credential - so I am not qualified to be a political science professor at a liberal arts university that charges in upwards of $48,000 per year.
See how that works.
Cranky Old Guy wrote: Consider: You are well-read, know your way around libraries and have computer skills. Yet if you don't have a library science degree — the credential — you aren't qualified to work as a librarian. (Years back, librarians at EWU actually expressed shocked dismay when they discovered that the Librarian of Congress didn't have a library science degree.)
Consider: You know how to search webMD, know a little bit about human anatomy, and can properly apply a band-aid. Yet if you don't have a medical degree - the credential - you aren't qualified to work as a doctor.
Yeah, librarians just sit around reading books all day. Cranky Old Guy really doesn't have a clue about what a librarian does. Not everyone in a hospital is a doctor. Just because you can manage to cobble together a couple of paragraphs doesn't mean you are a professional writer.
Columns like this and those written by Paul Dillon and the old guy from the Gonzaga Political Science Department are just embarrassing. It's not that the columns are predictable left wing screeds but they are silly and poorly written.
And Nethercutt is your nod to balance? That guy might have been something back in late-1994 but that was 22 years ago.
The Inlander is better than this.
There are thoughtful libertarians out there, get them to write a column for you every once in a while.
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