Mary Sue’s Death Proof Planet of Sweatshop Grindhouse Terror; or, “Pharaoh Coleman, let my people go!”
Quite a poster, huh? “We don’t listen to demands from students.” Students who, uh, help put food on her table by paying her salary. (Remember those “taxes” and “tuition” things?)
Then again, post-9/11, who knows what those 12 rotten arrested apostles, uh, protesters could be up to: Osama bin Adam Lax, Osama bin Aria Everts, Osama bin Blase Kearney, Osama bin Yousef Rabhi, Osama bin Noah Link, Osama bin Alex Bryan, Osama bin Kate Barut, Osama bin Jason Bates, Osama bin Lauren Keils, Osama bin Sophie Reich, Osama bin Alex Jakubiec, and Osama bin Jonathan Duggan. Maybe they were trying to crash a plane into the Fleming administration building!!
Pharaoh Coleman could, maybe, just have had the students escorted out of the building and released, as commonly happens to homeless folk found on UM property. But nooo. It had to be ARREST. Well well.
…The Ann Arbor News itself is wondering about M-Sue’s actions, see the AA News article Arresting protesters not U-M’s best move: Temperate approach would be better,
“…Arresting a dozen students who refused to leave U-M President Mary Sue Coleman’s office in the Fleming Building Tuesday night seems a heavy-handed way of handling a situation we’ve seen before and will surely see again: sit-ins on campus to protest the cause du jour. …
…these are students, and it’s also not worth escalating the protest by having them arrested. University administrators might not take demands, but they should take a more temperate approach in dealing with the students themselves.”
Indeed. (And for someone who asks for so many favors and special status for herself from Lansing, she is awful hard and unforgiving on others, especially compared to the mighty Lee Bollinger…)
Do you know what happens to employees who overly disrespect their employers, those employers being the students and public who employ Mary Sue? I wonder what the cheapest Greyhound ticket back to Iowa for Pharaoh Coleman would cost, unless she’d prefer to drive her chariot instead…