That was the title of an email that a colleague sent out to the faculty loop. Here’s the text:
A conversation in the hallway:
Student: I can’t come to class; I have to go and vote.
Prof: Who’re you voting for?
Student: Don’t hate me, but McCain.
Prof: Why would you do such a thing?
Student: Because I like McCain.
Student: Because I really don’t like Obama.
My wife saw the email before I did and immediately called him out about it in public. I did so in private (not having thought to do so before all my colleagues).
So far, the only responses have been those applauding my wife (even from folks who give no evidence of any willingness to vote the same way as the student).
Let’s hope that my colleague finally learns a lesson he should have learned a long time ago.