Jewish Journal

Is Pat Robertson Yale Law’s greatest disgrace?

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 18, 2010 | 12:05 pm


From time to time, I have fun with the crazy things Pat Robertson says. The once massively influential evangelical leader has lost his cultural relevancy, but that doesn’t stop him from blame Haiti’s tragic earthquake on the nation’s “pact with the devil.”

Anyway, last week Robertson, who has an LLB from Yale Law School, made Above the Law’s top-seven list of Yale Law’s “Most Disgraceful Graduate.”

The reasoning:

The case for disgrace: Pat Robertson is a loon who over the years has said some ridiculously stupid things (even for a Yale Law graduate). Here are two examples:

  * Robertson claimed that Haiti suffered its catastrophic earthquake because Haitians once “swore a pact to the devil.”
  * Robertson warned that a “Gay Days” event at Disney World could bring about “earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor.”

For more such nonsense, check out this list of the ten stupidest things Pat Robertson has ever said.

Robertson has also been financially linked to such brutal dictators as Charles Taylor of Liberia and Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. Noscitur a sociis?

Others to make the list of ignominy were: former President Bill Clinton, hopeful Sen. Joe Miller, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, writer Elizabeth Wurtzel, torture-memo author John Yoo and Above the Law founder David Lat.

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