Thursday, April 7, 2016

What Were They Thinking

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

The plan was for George Mason University to rename its law school in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The university announced the plan before realizing what the new school's acronym would be.
Antonin Scalia School of Law, or ASSLaw.

The alternative acronym was even worse.

That's right: ASSOL.

Social media was quick to pounce on that one as well.

George Mason University finally got it right. Future lawyers will attend the Antonin Scalia Law School.
An official name change ceremony isn't expected until the fall, after Virginia's higher education oversight agency agrees to the renaming.

The original proposal was first announced last Thursday when George Mason received a $30 million donation that included the request to rename its law school, known for its conservative legal teachings, after Scalia, a stalwart conservative jurist.

The honor was also met with some criticism from legal pundits who saw Scalia's legacy as polarizing...
I wonder if those same pundits will object to anything named after barack obama, who is also a polarizing public figure.

Probably not. That would be racist...

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