← Previous Post: | Next Post:


‘As [he] caught [his] breath and awaited direction from police, [White House attorney Greg] Jacob typed out one furious final line [in an email exchange with John Eastman]: “Thanks to your bullshit we are now under siege.”’

It’s the rare academic who sees his research implemented on a grand scale right in front of his eyes; and on Jan. 6 John Eastman’s mind must have been racing – as a mob enabled by his, er, bullshit attacked the Capitol – at the thought of the massive raise his university would be giving him to reward his remarkable research productivity. He imagined the school’s admiring pr write-up: “The John Eastman Theory of Vice-Presidential Powers is now routinely taught in jurisprudence classes across the nation, and indeed across the world.” Jacob could call it bullshit all he liked, but the shattered windows and bloodied police just down the street signaled a hugely important turn in human history, and he, John Eastman, had single-handedly made it happen. Forget his dinky academic gig – we’re looking at Attorney General… Supreme Court Justice…

Margaret Soltan, June 22, 2023 3:17AM
Posted in: democracy

Trackback URL for this post:

Comment on this Entry

Latest UD posts at IHE