She even pleads with her students at one point, asking them not to forward her e-mails to others outside the class.
“If you want to discuss all of this, let me know and I can make an internal discussion board about it. But please don’t forward my emails to conservative blogs or list servs and I will make sure my emails explain things fully,” she wrote.
One wonders why she would need to make that request.
The e-mail I sent you all about the government shut down [sic] was not meant to be partisan, but it may have come across that way," she wrote. "It is true that I am dismayed that you cannot easily do the assignment. My opinion is that this shutdown is a bad idea.So what did she write in this not partisan email?
“Some of the data gathering assignment will be impossible to complete until the Republican/tea party controlled House of Representatives agrees to fund the government,” University of Wisconsin La Crosse Assistant Geography Professor Rachel Slocum told students in an e-mail.Oh yeah, nothing partisan in that, how could anybody mistake this for partisanship. Apparently, being partisan means picking a side between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama. Of course, since Reid has basically acted as Obama's stooge during this whole thing, there's not really much of a side to pick. "Your pick: you can side with Chancellor Palpatine, or Count Duku!"