Here’s an interesting fact given my past criticism of the dishonest PR done by Liberty University over the success of their debate team. The former coach of that team when it was getting all that ridiculous press about being ranked #1 — “above Harvard” — was Brett O’Donnell, who is now one of Michele Bachmann’s top campaign aides. And he’s done an excellent job because she is polished and smooth on the stump and in debates, leaving aside the fact that she’s stark raving nuts and a danger to us all with political power.
I’ve never met O’Donnell, and those I know who do know him generally like and respect him even if they disagree with his politics. I’m sure he’s a nice guy. And he was a good debate coach. All the more reason why all that nonsense about being the best college debate team in the country was dishonest and unnecessary.