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Report: UT President Is Out
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/5/2014 3:29:37 PM

For those of you who have been following the University of Texas admissions scandal here and elsewhere, and the equally scandalous impeachment of the UT regent who asked uncomfortable questions about favors given to friends and family of Texas politicians, the Dallas Morning News reports that UT president Bill Powers is being shown the door. It’s worth noting that among the prime movers in this sorry episode is Jim Pitts, chairman of the Texas House appropriations committee and a Republican — a reminder that Republicans are not always on our side, and that politicians’ first loyalty very often is to their

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This has been a sad and sorry tale. Governor Perry stood firmly behind Wallace Hall against the insiders. Here is a background story from about 30 days ago. http://tinyurl.com/lfhrut7

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 7/5/2014 3:46:46 PM     (No. 9912127)

From reading all the related material it seems this stems from Perry wanting more accountability and lower costs. Hall was one regent on Perry´s side. Powers was opposed. So a move to remove Hall was put in place. Perry is an impressive Governor. So is Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal and Mike Pence.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 7/5/2014 3:49:59 PM     (No. 9912133)

University/college presidents, whether public or private, do favors for politicians and VIPs.
Joe Kennedy got his dimwitted son, Teddy, into Harvard, but couldn´t keep him there when Teddy cheated on a test. Joe did manage to keep Teddy out of the Korean War by having him assigned to Paris, NATO hdqrs, as a clerk/typist.
\There really is not much of a story here.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/5/2014 4:43:59 PM     (No. 9912165)

Note that many accounts state Powers had long standing conflicts with "regents close to Governor Perry".

Yet Gov Perry has appointed all the regents.

One can assume that all his appointments are close to him. So the snide swipe at Governor Perry shows the media bias is present again.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kerryman, 7/5/2014 5:50:12 PM     (No. 9912210)

You will find Speaker Straus up to his neck in this. He lets the Democrats control the House and Powers likely is taking the bullet to preserve him. It´s about the Law School. They don´t want this to go to deposition in Hall´s action.

Semper Fi

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 7/5/2014 6:18:50 PM     (No. 9912233)

And has Pitts always been a pubbie or was he one of the demonrats I read about in the 90s who switched from demonrat to pubbie in Texas?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HPmatt, 7/5/2014 9:49:54 PM     (No. 9912362)

This ´article´ seems to just be a Gossip post of a blog. NRO should at least fill in a little more detail, as opposed to a ´breaking news alert´.

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