Marco Rubio Calls Obama’s Art History Apology ‘Pathetic’
Would be nice if we’d leave art to the free market instead of the government picking and choosing what art they like.
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President Barack Obama made a crack at the expense of Art History majors last month, an off-the-cuff joke that has now induced an apology to a professor and a critique from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) over the state of the labor market.
“Folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree,” Obama said in a recent speech on higher education. “There’s nothing wrong with an art history degree. I love art history. So I don’t want to get a bunch of emails from everybody.”
He should have known better than that. He got many emails, one of which came from University of Texas-Austin professor Ann Collins Johns (she insists her missive was less outraged than extolling the benefits of her discipline).
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 19, 2014