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Pete Buttigieg Hired by Notre Dame to ‘Restore Trust’ in Politics

Pete Buttigieg Hired by Notre Dame to ‘Restore Trust’ in Politics

“I am delighted to join this academic community to pursue research on one of the most salient issues of our time, the nature of trust”

There will be no protests or campus riots over this because Buttigieg is a Democrat. Must be nice to have that privilege.

Campus Reform reports:

Mayor Pete gets hired by Notre Dame to ‘restore trust’ in politics

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s run for president of the United States propelled him to a role as a major figure in Democratic politics. Now, he has been tapped by the University of Notre Dame as a faculty fellow for research on “how to restore trust in political institutions.”

Buttigieg dropped out of the presidential race in February 2020. With the campaign in the past, Buttigieg has embraced a new role in the world of academia by recently joining the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study as a fellow for the 2020-21 academic year.

“I am delighted to join this academic community to pursue research on one of the most salient issues of our time, the nature of trust,” Buttigieg said in a statement. In addition to the research efforts, Buttigieg will be “teaching an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the importance of trust as understood through different fields. The course will focus on “literature, politics, economics, and philosophy.”

A 2018 Pew Research study found that 75 percent of Americans think that distrust of the federal government is justified.

President Donald Trump tweeted on July 10 that, “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education.” Though Buttigieg is considered a more moderate political figure by some Democrats, the appointment of a former Democratic primary candidate to a teaching position just months after he dropped out lends itself to the concern that universities are partisan and left-leaning.


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The thing that stands out most about this is not that Buttigieg is a leftist but that he’s an idiot.

Either they don’t know he’s an idiot, in which case they’re probably idiots too, or they don’t care that he’s an idiot, in which case this is nothing but a reward for being a good leftist.

Or it could be both. They might not know he’s an idiot AND not care.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to irv. | July 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm


    They are all idiots.

    There’s never been a shortage of idiots.

    This makes Mad Magazine look like staid Shakespearean literary periodical.

    Don’t let Alfred E Neuman around any of the boys.

“how to restore trust in political institutions.”
And they chose a POLITICIAN to do this?!?
Specifically, they chose a DEMOCRAT???

    Anacleto Mitraglia in reply to GWB. | July 23, 2020 at 9:21 am

    As we say in Italy, you don’t ask the innkeeper if his wine is good.

Yeah, that’ll do it.

Huh? Something does not compute here.

This can’t be serious–does someone at Notre Dame owe someone a favor who called it in, and they found Pete a cushy no-show do-nothing job?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to rochf. | July 22, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Maybe Pete was about to blow….. the whistle on some priest, in a blackmale scheme……

A conservative Catholic family sending their kid to Notre Dame is no different than a cattle rancher hiring a board member of PETA to be a nanny for their kids.

I guess Notre Dame didn’t impose a hiring freeze for new staff

to prevent climate change all classes will be held outdoors, rain or shine, in warm or cold weather

AlexanderYpsilantis | July 22, 2020 at 8:46 pm

Notre Dame long ago rolled over to kneel at the altar of political correctness.

This is hilarious. Hiring a left winger to pursue truth in politicians. Can’t imagine what his research will reveal!

In his second term, I hope Trump can find something to do about the all-pervasive rot in academe. Tenure has to go for one thing. It now protects the weirdest people with the strangest beliefs that have no use whatever in a healthy and wholesome polity, and I’m not just referring to the insidious Marxist thinking allowed to infiltrate the curriculum and dominate faculty ranks.

Wait. What? They hired a white guy?

They couldn’t get a Beto so they got a joto.