Originally Posted by wolfboy
I don't necessarily disagree, but as I pointed out, this isn't Gee's first time at the rodeo. I'd also point out that you seem to differ from others in this thread in that they seem to argue that there shouldn't be any ramifications for this type of behavior. On that point, I couldn't disagree more. Should he be pushed out? Maybe not, but he shouldn't get a slap on the wrist either. At the risk of going all Robert Bork here, I think we're slouching our way toward mediocrity in the standards we hold our professionals to.
It would be a little different if he was President Joe Schmoe from State Tech and he didn't seek attention the way Gee did. I don't think it's much of a stretch to say Gee was the most recognizable university president in the country. Since he's already said some controversial things in the past, every public event Gee went to had media there ready to report any gaffe. No one cares what President Schmoe says. His public appearances are not going to have a lot of media there. That attention Gee craved was a double edged sword. It made him recognizable but it also cost him his job. He's a smart guy who did some dumb things.