August 20th, 2009
01:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Coleman headed to Harvard

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has a new gig.
Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has a new gig.

(CNN) - Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has a new gig - at successor Al Franken's alma mater.

Harvard University's Institute of Politics announced Thursday that the former Republican senator will be part of its latest class of teaching fellows.

Other political luminaries joining Coleman at Harvard as resident or visiting fellows this fall include former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, former Kerry and Obama advisor Stephanie Cutter, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.


Filed under: Al Franken • Norm Coleman
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Pepou

    Good grief ! The best University in the US hiring that jerk ?

    August 20, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. Deuce

    CNN? Are you feeling guilty? You actually mentioned a Republican...

    August 20, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. Mississippi Mike

    He will inject a much-needed dose of conservative thought. This will be very beneficial for the students and the faculty.

    August 20, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. rob

    wow Harvard must be real hard up. If all the man is capable of is lying why would you think he could even teach period.Unless maybe its a course on lying–then you get the right party .

    August 20, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. Rush Goebbels

    Great,he can teach foot dragging for dollars.Maybe Rush can go back and get his GED.

    August 20, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  6. gt

    i am sure this knucklehead could teach alot about politics ,,, he lost to stuart smalley......looser...

    August 20, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  7. George

    Thank God. Better there than in Washington.

    August 20, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  8. RealityKing

    A few token conservatives in a sebastian of progressively liberal ideology. I wouldn't condemn my child there for programming if it were free..

    August 20, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Alfred E. Neumann

    Hide the silverware!

    August 20, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. Debbie

    Harvard sinks to a new low. Its not about the quality of education but about dollars. The Institute of Politics now can teach what to do when the American voters (democracy) votes you out of office. You just hang in there, go to court, spend other peoples money to try to skirt democracy in action.

    August 20, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  11. bob in LA

    Gee, I guess it's not true that only liberals are allowed in education.

    August 20, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  12. victim of republican greed

    Is this an affirmative action appointment?

    August 20, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Steph

    Wait...isn't higher education supposed to be full of crazy liberals. Condoleeza returns to academia after serving in the Bush administration and now Coleman goes to Harvard. Hmmm, could we have another lie from the right? Maybe academia is more fair and balanced than Faux News and Limpbaugh would have you believe.

    August 20, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. coleopter

    Peggy Noonan?! So maybe it's not really that big a deal.

    August 20, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  15. CS

    Good for him!!! I'm no Coleman supporter (he betrayed the Republicans, not to mention betraying Bush!!!).

    August 20, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  16. No Incumbents 2010

    Norm can teach a non-credit seminar in Frivolous Election Lawsuits. But it should be Pass/Fail, whereby all the students pass for having to put up with Coleman. Norm will give students an extremely valuable education.

    August 20, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. MT

    A Republican at a Conservative Private University like Harvard, who could imagine such a thing! Must be a Republican conspiracy, Harvard is a "For Profit" Private University, the Liberals should all rise up and demand that Harvard implement a government run program for a free education.

    August 20, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. A. Goodwin

    Bean town will be tainted for sure.

    August 20, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  19. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Will he teach ethics or Taliban Political Science??

    August 20, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  20. Dorothy

    let's hope Mr coleman wont be teaching any classes on how too be a sore loser . he just another GOP out of touch with America's desire to change for our good.

    August 20, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  21. Trade Freedom for Security, Lose Both

    As Woody Allen once said, "Those who can't do, teach."

    August 20, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. Nagudcm Sugna

    He can teach them how to screw-up so badly that you can loose to a comedian. I guess there is something to learn from anyone.

    August 20, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  23. Vic

    Yep, he will teach them how a lawsuit can get you elected, or not!

    August 20, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. R in Maine

    Why would they want a half-wit like that at Harvard? He is a disgrace to the country, to his party, and to Harvard.

    August 20, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  25. Buffalo

    Alright Norm. It's good to see you out of both Washington DC and Minnesota. Will you teach a course on political gamesmanship entitled, "How to be an incumbent, smear your opponent and still lose an election"? Are you going to allow your students to bring in lawyers to pursue never-ending recounts on low test scores? Will you finally perfect a partisan bobble head doll that only nods "yes" to neoconservative bills while always nodding "no" to liberal bills?

    August 20, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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