Professor may lose job for Obama vote pledge

A math professor who told students to sign pledges to vote for President Obama’s re-election should be fired, President James Richey advised the Brevard Community College Board of Trustees.

Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics with tenure at the Florida college, is “guilty of electioneering, harassment, and incompetence,” concluded a report based on a three-month investigation.

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  1. That Math teacher is a hero. Personally, I think anyone who didn’t vote for Obama should be rounded up and put in FEMA camps – or at the very least, marooned in some Red hellhole like Montana or Idaho, where marrying your sister, animal cruelty, and cannibalism are the order of the day – but hey, why not let the Earth slowly perish under their ignorant idiocy? It’s their “right”, after all.

    • Stacy in NJ says:

      LOL. What a fantastic parody of a spittle flecked liberal fascist inveighing with a complete lack of self-awareness against the hated unknown “other”.

    • Is this a joke? This has to be some kind of parody.

      • Think of this as performance art :-)

      • Stacy in NJ says:

        That was my guess. Probably someone who wants to make Obama supporters/progressives look like totally fascist morons? But, then it’s a little too crude to be believable. She/he laid it on a bit too thick.

      • I wish it was! But unfortunately, I’ve met many a people in my lifetime who think exactly like that. They’re what the US Constitution was written for – to make sure they never got power!

  2. Quite aside from her misconduct related to the election, there are also allegations of incompetence, which the invesitigation found to be supported. Which raises the question about how she has lasted this long. Apparently incompetence is not enough by itself.

    And this is not a done deal. The board has to act, and then the inevitable litigation has to play out.

    And it’s not

  3. Speaking of incompetence, in my own post on this case I wouldn’t help wondering whether Professor Sweet understands secret ballots.

    If I had been unlucky enough to be a student in one of her classes, I would have signed the pledge with a smile — and then voted against all of her choices in the voting booth.