From Michael Bérubé comes this urgent plea:
FrontPage.com, the website run by the Person Who Shall Not Be Designated By His First Initial and a Drastic Truncation of His Surname, is conducting an online poll to determine the very worst professor in America. You may recall that I was outraged, outraged that He Who Shall Not Be Designated had not ranked his “101 or 100 or 102 Most Dangerous Professors” in the order of the danger they pose to the Republic; but now, friends, you and I have a unique opportunity to redress a grave wrong. Please vote for me as America’s Worst Professor, if you have the time and inclination. Right now I’m leading Eve Sedgwick by the slimmest of margins, and as you know, I have no Diebold apparatus to fall back upon. But don’t worry about ballot-stuffing! This is FrontPage.com, people—a website whose unofficial (and yet universally acknowledged) motto is “Sloppiness R Us.” There are no limits, no limits at all, on the number of votes you can cast from one IP address. So stop by FrontPage today, and vote for me as America’s Worst Professor. I thank you, and all that is good and holy thanks you.
Incidentally, if you missed this Bérubé post on indoctrination of college students in contemporary higher education, well, you have a treat in store.