Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ivory Tower To Echo Chamber.  Do You Read Me, Echo Chamber?

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Ben Sasse will almost certainly be heading to the United States Senate in January, 2015.  Yesterday Sasse managed to out-TEA Party his TEA Party opponent, Shane Osborn, as well as banker-flavored conservative Sid Dinsdale.  And, since Nebraska is about as red as it gets? game over.

Now that Sasse doesn’t have to woo anyone he’s free to be “just Ben” which is pretty damn awesome by most standards.  Sasse has a large collection of academic degrees from BS through PhD. from the likes of Harvard, Oxford and Yale.  His PhD dissertation won multiple prizes for best dissertation of the year.

He’s been in and out of policy consulting and staff jobs in DC as well as academic positions at the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard.

Sasse served as counselor to the secretary at the US Department of Health and Human Services for a year, during which he advised the Secretary on a broad spectrum of health policy issues, from affordable healthcare access to food safety and security.

And in July 2007, Sasse was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as “the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development” as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Sasse advised private equity clients and health care investors in his spare time and became a fellow at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance.

He is currently the president of Midland University in Nebraska.

Oh! and did I mention that he’s 42 years old?

Too bad, eh.  Because now that he’s broken into the upper echelons of the Republican Party he’s going to be forced to check his big brain at the door.

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Posted by Bette Noir on 05/14/14 at 02:13 PM
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