More Feedback On UW-Madison Professor Ken Mayer
UW-Madison professor Ken Mayer was the topic for a post on Caffeinated Politics last week following what I thought was a rather ridiculous statement about President Obama’s trip to Madison. That statement was also the reason someone wrote a Letter To The Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Regarding Saturday’s article about President Barack Obama’s visit to the UW-Madison campus, what kind of political science professor could possibly think a lecture from him on American government could be more life impacting than taking part in a live political event and a chance to see a sitting president?
UW-Madison professor Ken Mayer loses credibility by questioning the event. Thousands of young people will remember for the rest of their lives being in that crowd and watching people participating in democracy. Nobody will remember the professor’s class that day.
As a teenager I remember being at an event with President Richard Nixon when he was in office. It was amazing watching the limo and seeing the Secret Service and all the hoopla. I was taken out of school by my parents to attend. Thanks for the right priorities, Mom and Dad.
— Marilyn Lewis, Madison