Postcards of the hanging

Well, it’s not “Desolation Row,” but at Harvard they’re selling postcards of the hanging. Everybody sing along:

Here comes the blind commissioner
They’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row.

Paul Nussbaum of the Knight Ridder Newspapers previews tomorrow’s showdown at high noon between President Summers and, well, you know who: “Harvard president to face professors in wake of latest controversy.”
UPDATE: Reader Ben Heller has asked us to note an online petition aimed at members of the extended Harvard community who wish to express support for President Summers: Harvard for Summers.

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