: I am one of, I’m sure, many who got an email from one Christian Purdy, “associate director of publicity” (I’m guessing $19.5/year) for a small publisher offering to have Cass Sunstein, prof at the U of Chicago Law School, guest blog: “Need a break from the daily grind of your blog? Why not let Cass Sunstein guest blog for a day?”
Now the fact that I consider Sunstein’s Republic.com a brainless piece of drek-think and academic sensationalism devoid of intelligence and experience about its subject and bankrupt in its analysis makes it, well, unlikely that would happen.
What gets me about this is that the guy would be cheeky/snotty enough to have someone send blog spam on his behalf. I’d respect the idea a helluva lot more if he actually sent the email himself (or at least had the technical savvy — which he certainly doesn’t have, as his book proves — to fake it). Just because Larry Lessig has someone weirdly write about him in third person on his own site doesn’t mean every law professor needs his Boswell ghost.
Or why don’t you just get a blog yourself, Prof?