Monday, November 8, 2010

Inflammatory stupidity is only a privilege on one's own time.

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has fired Andrew Shirvell. A discussion of the very odd blog Mr. Shirvell created is here. As Mr. Torvik noted at the time Mr. Shirvell's antics came to light, Mr. Shirvell couldn't be fired for what he wrote on his blog because that would violate the First Amendment. However, it would appear that Mr. Shirvell was writing his blog when he should have been working for the taxpayers of Michigan. Thus, Mr. Shirvell was not fired for something he said, he was fired for when he said it. As Nigel Tufnel once said, there is a fine line between clever and stupid.

1 comment:

  1. This seems like a good ending. I wonder if Shirvell will sue.


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