contested McLeroy renomination (links and video)

Steve Martin, in Novocaine

Steve Martin, in Novocaine

Chairman Mc’s renomination as chair of the Texas State Board of Education is not going smoothly.

Video and audio of the confirmation hearing are now available and linked here.

The hearings were blogged live by the Texas Freedom Network, which has also has a blog post on the reported status of the nomination.

Other informative posts can be found on The Sensuous Curmudgeon blog. Recognizing Chairman Mc as a “creationist dentist,” the Curmudgeon includes a photo of Laurence Olivier as a dentist in Marathon Man. I was thinking of Steve Martin in Dr. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (as Dr. Maxwell, with the Silver Hammer), but it turns out that Martin also played a sadistic dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, as well as his dentist role in Novocaine.

Any of these fits Chairman Mc better than does Olivier, IMHO.


One Comment

  1. Posted April 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    You’re right, Tony, it’s not fair to Laurence Olivier. But then, it’s not fair to compare anyone to McLeroy.

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