Saturday, April 07, 2007
How Pat Robertson's law school is changing America. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine: "oodling is an improbable character for a political scandal. She's the mirror opposite of that other Monica—the silly, saucy minx who felled Bill Clinton. A 1995 graduate of an evangelical Christian school, Messiah College, and a 1999 graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University School of Law (this seems to be her Web page), Goodling's chief claim to professional fame appears to have been loyalty to the president and to the process of reshaping the Justice Department in his image (and thus, His image). A former career official there told the Washington Post that Goodling 'forced many very talented, career people out of main Justice so she could replace them with junior people that were either loyal to the administration or would score her some points.' And as she rose at Justice, according to a former classmate, Goodling 'developed a very positive reputation for people coming from Christian schools into Washington looking for employment in government.'"