Is there any more perfect job for disgraced, corrupt former Governor Bob McDonnell than a gig at the Jesse Helms School of Government, located on the lovely grounds of Liberty University?
Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Here's what they're telling people:
Students at Liberty University’s Helms School of Government are regularly afforded opportunities to hear from a wide range of influencers at all levels of government. This semester they heard from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was recently invited to join the teaching staff at Liberty as a distinguished visiting professor in government.
McDonnell, a longtime friend of the university, said he is delighted to contribute to Liberty’s world-class academic programs and to train students to make a significant positive impact at every level of government.
“I am privileged to have the opportunity to teach the outstanding young people at Liberty University who will be future leaders for the state and nation. Liberty’s international reach, dynamic growth, and focus on excellence make it a force in higher education,” McDonnell said.
Liberty President Jerry Falwell said the university will tap McDonnell’s extensive career experience in business, law, public policy, and government.
What will his class syllabus be? He'll probably start off with a survey course on how to properly administer the ultrasound wand in the vaginas of unfortunate pregnant women. Depending on how students perform in that course, they might get to take an upper division class in how to pretend that pesky federal indictment for corruption doesn't matter much. I can only imagine the donor letters Liberty U will send out to raise money for his lavish spending habits. Or maybe they're just planning on financing it with federal student grant and loan money.
Since he's teaching at the Helms School of Government - named after the late bigot Jesse Helms -- perhaps he'll teach a course in ways to prop up right wing Latin American dictators. Or how to deny HIV and make money doing it.
You just can't make this stuff up.