Georgetown University professor Dr. Carol Christine Fair is under fire after her profance Twitter rant against Judge Brett Kavanaugh went viral. I have written previously in opposition to the growing discipline of teachers and professors for their political commentary on social media. This is no exception. However, I have left the posting in their unredacted original despite my view of Fair’s commentary as both vulgar and reprehensible. However, since the issue is whether such posts should be subject to discipline, they are not redacted. Warning: the tweets below contain highly offensive language.
Dr. Fair is an associate professor within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has previously ranted about the GOP and politics including declaring “GOP doesn’t care about women. We knew this. Fuck them.”
Her commentary however is befitting more of a rage texting drunk than an academic at a respected institution.
She was not satisfied with addressing Kavanaugh’s record on its merits and instead said such low-grade observations. She adopts Trump’s tactics of adopting insulting nicknames in calling Kavanaugh “Kreppy Kavanaugh.”
When North Carolina Pastor John Pavlovitz called Sen. Lindsey Graham as someone who lost his soul, she responded “Nope. The ratfucker never had one,” Fair tweeted in response to Pavlovitz. “He got two assholes instead. The second one acts like a mouth . . . except it spews shit en lieu of verbiage.”
Fair’s Twitter page has a banner contains a hearing of reads, “DON’T GRAB MY PUSSY.”
Despite my criticism of Fair for these postings, I still believe that this is an exercise of free speech and there is no indication that Fair is unfair to conservative students. As such, Fair is rightfully the subject of condemnation but not termination. These comments go to core political beliefs, though expressed in the crude possible way.
What do you think?