The media and left-wing blogosphere are in a tizzy because Virginia Republican candidate for Governor Robert F. McDonnell took negative positions on gay-rights and other topics in a university thesis 20 years ago. McDonnell now disavows those views, saying his views have changed over time, and the public should consider his record of public service, not a university thesis.

This dispute, in and of itself, is fair enough. What a candidate wrote, even 20 years ago, is fair game.

Which leads me to wonder, will the leading lights of intellectual consistency who are lambasting McDonnell now also call for Barack Obama to release Obama’s educational records, including copies of the papers he wrote for college and law school classes?

Don’t hold your breath on that one.

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