Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell’s campaign to stop University of Michigan students from having a student body president WHO IS GAY is apparently over, and now he has taken a leave of absence from his job. That’s too bad! Shirvell’s Facebook profile and blog are now down too. And he will face a disciplinary hearing when he comes back to work. Just the other day, Shirvell showed up at a Michigan Student Assembly meeting and said he would “not back down.” That’s funny, because he just did! The radical gay student Nazi agenda wins again!
Also funny: Shirvell’s boss, Attorney General Mike Cox, went on Anderson Cooper’s show Wednesday night to defend his lack of action on Shirvell.
“He does satisfactory work and, off hours, he’s free to engage under both our civil service rules, Michigan Supreme Court rulings and the United States Supreme Court rule,” Cox said.
Cox did, however, call Shirvell’s actions “offensive.”
“He’s clearly a bully. Absolutely. And is he using the Internet to be a bully? Yes,” Cox said. “But is that protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution? Yes.”
But now when Shirvell comes back, Cox is going to actually do his job, something conservative attorneys general hate to do, unless those attorneys general decide consumers are being mean to businesses or ladies are being mean to fetuses. Cox just lost a gubernatorial primary against a random businessman running as “one tough nerd,” so he is actually super-against doing anything but sitting around the office in sweatpants, drinking Kahlua from the bottle.
Sometimes media pressure actually works when the people under pressure are not Sarah Palin! And now a college student will get to go back to doing his job being a college student. [Detroit Free Press]