Tom Emmer can't get a job at Hamline

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Tom Emmer says faculty opposition persuaded Hamline to revoke the offer.
Ever since he lost the gubernatorial race last year, Tom Emmer has been having a tough time trying to land a new career.

Earlier this year, Emmer, also a lawyer and former state representative, lost a bid for Republican National Committeeman, and later took a gig as a radio jock at Fox News-affiliated KTLK-FM.

Now Emmer's calling foul on Hamline University, which he claims offered him a teaching position, but later revoked it after complaints from faculty who didn't agree with his politics.

The college disputes the claim, contesting that they never finalized an agreement.

Emmer detailed his side of the story in an email to Hamline president Linda Hanson, which was obtained and published in full by the Pioneer Press. Emmer claims that Anne McCarthy, dean of Hamline's business school, offered him an "executive in residence" position, in which he would teach a few business classes. Emmer says they even discussed salary and benefits, and the paperwork was finalized October 18.

Emmer was also hired as an adjunct faculty member in October, he says, and told he would be part of a new committee. But when he showed up for the first committee meeting on November 16, he suddenly felt like at least one other faculty member didn't approve.

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Hamline says they never finalized a deal with Emmer.
Two days later, Emmer received a call from McCarthy expressing some complications over the position, according to the letter:

She wanted me to know that after the department meeting I attended, one or more of the faculty members present left the meeting and started to organize opposition to my hiring. Dean McCarthy did not get specific about the objection. She only told me the faculty or other Hamline employees involved were few in number and that the school administration was putting together a public relations strategy with their intolerant and reprehensible behavior.

According to Emmer's email, however, "intolerant and reprehensible" won the day. Though McCarthy assured him they'd have everything finalized by Thanksgiving, writes Emmer, she told him on November 23 that he wouldn't be getting the job after all:

Obviously, this was extremely disappointing to me, but I was even more disappointed by what Anne told me next...incredibly, because of my conservative political views I will not be allowed to teach business law to Hamline students.

A statement issued by the college says they were in talks with Emmer over the teaching position and executive in residency, but nothing was ever official:

"Although there were conversations over several months about the opportunity for Mr. Emmer to join the Hamline faculty, there was no finalized agreement between Mr. Emmer and the university."



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17 comments
Green23
Green23

Wow, I wish I had the money to learn from such a great leader as Tom Emmer.  Hamline University is missing out BIG TIME!If only I could get the public to pay for my sexual transformation surgery.  These surgeries are breaking me financially.  Good news is, I am going to look fabulous when I am done mutating myself!   And to think, I will now get female hiring preferences!Hamline University is missing out BIG TIME!If only I could get the public to pay for my sexual transformation surgery.  These surgeries are breaking me financially.  Good news is, I am going to look fabulous when I am done mutating myself!   And to think, I will now get female hiring preferences! Word of advice for others that think it’s a good idea to practice bestiality, don’t do it!This is why I had adapted the name “Green 23”At the age of 23, my penis turned green from having sex with my mother’s beagle in her basement.  Oh well...

Asdf
Asdf

I'd like to hear an official Hamline response to this.  I suspect Emmer's being more of an idiotic / whiny bastard than he's letting on.

Young and Right
Young and Right

I went to Hamline and it is a complete disservice to anyone's education to not be exposed to many different opinions,views and beliefs.  Just because they do not agree with his views this is absolutely ridiculous. I am ashamed that I wasted my hard earned money on a school that is so clearly one sided and closed minded.  Maybe the left were to afraid to actually have a proffesor that could represent the other side.

Tater123
Tater123

I'm guessing Hamline's faculty's problem with hiring Tom Emmer to teach business law is that there are people available who actually have qualifications worthy of Hamline to teach business law, and Tom Emmer isn't one of them.  It's not "reprehensible" to be "intolerant" of cronyism to promote the unqualified.

CJ
CJ

Well he could always get a job as a waiter 'cause you know they make like "100,000 plus per year".  What goes around comes around.

Um-yeah
Um-yeah

He supported "right to work" legislation as a Rep, guess what Tom, you don't have a right to work there, oh well...

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Fair is fair, they can hire whomever they wish. Free enterprise goes both ways I guess. I was never much of an Emmer guy anyways.

green23
green23

I guess that I should really point out that Green23 (as opposed to green23) is an imposter.  It seems obvious that Green23 has nothing to add to any conversation.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

What a great point.  Without conservative thinkers how are children supposed to learn about how the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation in children?   If Hamline doesn't allow the finest conservative thinkers to speak how ever would their students learn about the massive global conspiracy by the climate scientists to fake global warming to get money?   Do you think a liberal professor would ever tell the truth about how treating gay people with respect and dignity will lead to bestiality?   Think of the valuable tips Tom Emmer has about business, his campaign was like a well oiled machine.   His strategy of hiring lots of campaign staff that will get arrested for drunk driving really helped keep his campaign in the news.  How will young people ever learn about anchor babies?  death panels?  The War on Christmas?    These important issues prove that conservatives are really the party of deep thinking.  I am calling for Hamline to hire Tom Emmer immediately to teach some course, it doesn't matter the topic except a science class of course.  Science is for stupid nerds who don't respect the ultimate scientist Our Lord and Savior Jesus H. Christ.  

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ah the liberal intolerance...  The this mean it's fair play, to bounce out any liberal, that a conservative doesn't agree with?I think we will start with our public schools.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Nothing a Republican loves more than pretending they are a victim.   I bet Tom gets really mad about the War on Christmas too. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ya know, your nothing but a dick with out an identity.  Furthermore I an very much of an Emmer guy.  Now, how do I get you IP address, so I can confront you face to face.This is a great example of how liberals can't win on their own merits, and have to resort to methods of personal slander.Citypages, a little help please

Anyway, this is a perfect example of liberal intolerance.Discrimination is discrimination, and I hope Tom pursues this with a lawsuit that leaves some intolerant and bigoted liberal jobless.

Don't you just love when people show their true colors?

Keith Elison
Keith Elison

Hey, can you help me find a strawhorse to bang on?

John the Political Lawn
John the Political Lawn

Wow you're a child. Liberal intolerance? Don't you mean to say a double standard? Seems like what you're arguing for is a double standard - not intolerance. Did Rush let you down by drilling home the phrase 'liberal intolerance' today? I swear, that man's like Sesame Street for WWF and NASCAR fans,

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

a little kirkese translation- "liberal intolerance" -holding a conservative up to his own words and standards.one has to wonder if the jerk would jump to the defense of barney frank if barney tried to get a job at oral roberts u?would the jerk hope for a lawsuit that would leave some bigoted and intolerant conservative jobless?

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