The former Justice Department liaison to the White House Monica Goodling was questioned before the House Judiciary Committee
on Wednesday. Much of Rep. Steve Cohen, (D-TN) questioning dealt with Goodling’s education:
Rep. Steve Cohen: Miss Goodling, I've read your vitae, and it says that you grew up and you mostly went -- you went to public schools. Was that K through 12?
Goodling: Mm-hmm. Yes.
Cohen: And it says you went -- chose Christian universities in part because they -- value they placed on service.
Are there a lot -- an inordinate number -- of people from Regent University Law School that were hired by the Department of Justice while you were there?
Goodling: I think we have a lot more people from Harvard and Yale.
Rep. Cohen: Well, that's refreshing. Is it a fact -- are you aware of the fact that in your graduating class 50 to 60 percent of the students failed the bar (exam) the first time?
Goodling: I'm not -- I don't remember the statistics, but I know it wasn't good. I was happy I passed the first time.
The sole purpose of Cohen’s line of questioning was to potentially embarrass Goodling and denigrate the Christen law school she attended. It was nothing more than the 'politics of personal destruction
' in action. And if passing the bar on the first try, as Goodling did, is the Democrat’s litmus test for public service, then Sen. Hillary Clinton
, a Yale Law School graduate, is in trouble.
Hillary Clinton failed the D.C. bar exam after law school, something she hid from her best friends for 30 years until disclosing it in passing in her autobiography, "Living History." Bernstein suggests that blow to her ego may have played a role in her decision to move to Arkansas, where she had passed the bar.
The publicity hound, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who has an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School, also questioned Goodling
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: But allow me just to simply begin a series of questions, Ms. Goodling. And I would ask that they, your answers be as cryptic and as brief as possible, however truthful, because we do have a shortened period of time.
“Cryptic”? There’s nothing quite like being grilled by a bunch of condescending, sanctimonious politicians on a witch hunt.
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