The Democrat Party is either being cunning or desperate – I suspect it is a bit of both as they have just named Patty Murray of Washington State, the new chairman of the Senate Budget Committee see here. She has been the subject of an article naming her the stupidest person in America, see here, although I have disputed this, see here. This is an understandable characterization when describing the long time senator and former teacher of “parenting.” When the government decided to cut her worthless job she got angry and in an effort to save her job ran for office. If she had been a Republican of course she might have been doing something more constructive instead of teaching this silly course. And if she had been a Republican senator the media would be attacking her. But because she is a Democrat the fact that she had previously held a low paying jobs due to having almost no qualification to do anything is carefully concealed.
Naming Patty Murray to the position of chairman of the Senate Budget Committee may well be an act of cunning or desperation on the part of Senator Harry Reid (after all having anyone smarter than Obama head the committee would not be good for Reid or Obama’s agenda). Alternatively it may just be because she was able to come up with enough money (was George Soros involved?) to get on an “A” list committee. It has recently come to light that congressional committee assignments are often made purely based on the ability to pay “dues” to the party. Alternatively she had just been around so long on the committee that it was her turn. In any case the Senate has been ignoring the law by refusing to submit a budget ever since Obama got into office so her appointment may not matter, and I doubt she got much education on budgets, finance, and the like at Washington State University where she earned a B.A. in physical education.
All education degrees are the subject of contempt on university campuses by those in fields that require even a modicum of study. This is as true in America as it is abroad. But a degree in “physical education” is even despised by those in the “education colleges.” This is where those who fifty years ago would have been lucky to find work stocking shelves go to get degrees. The “physical education” department may contain a few individual students or professors who have some intellectual ability (higher education IS meant to be training of the mind) but Patty Murray has done nothing to prove that she might be among them.