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Congratulations to Yale Law School’s Most Disgraceful Graduate!

Last week, we asked you to vote on this question: Who is the most disgraceful graduate of Yale Law School? Our post was inspired by a spat between two YLS alums, former president Bill Clinton ’73 and Alaska senate candidate Joe Miller ’95, over who had done more to tarnish Yale’s good name.

We offered up seven candidates: Bill Clinton, who did have sexual relations with that woman; Joe Miller, who’s experiencing a rocky road to the Senate; loony televangelist Pat Robertson; Justice Clarence Thomas, alleged harasser of Anita Hill turned Supreme Court sphinx; Elizabeth Wurtzel, drug-addicted writer turned bar-failing lawyer; John Yoo, internationally infamous author of the torture memos; and yours truly, scandal-prone blogger (and this was before the Above the Law boycott).

That’s an impressive field — even without Arlen Specter — so you’d expect the competition to be fierce. But the winner won in a landslide….

A landslide inspired by God’s anger over the Proposition 8 and “don’t ask, don’t tell” rulings, perhaps? The winner, with almost 50 percent of the vote, was Pat Robertson ’55 — who once warned that a “Gay Days” event at Disney World could result in God hitting Orlando with “earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor.”

Apparently Above the Law readers agree with God:

[Y]ou must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer.
The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere.

Congratulations, Reverend Robertson!

Earlier: Who Is Yale Law School’s Most Disgraceful Graduate? A gallery of seven rogues and a poll.

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