Edward Snowden, former CIA employee and whistleblower, is in the running to be Rector of the University of Glasgow.
Which is a shame, since Snowden would get to wear these official Rector's robes.
Edward Snowden's candidacy is a unique opportunity to show our gratitude to a brave whistleblower, and thus to all other whistleblowers who take risks to reveal the criminality and corruption of powerful groups in the intelligence services and other arms of government, media, police, parliament, and military.A vote for Edward Snowden will express disgust and horror at the open discussion in US intelligence circles of assassinating someone who acted out of duty, devoid of mercenary motive with the sole aim of informing his fellow citizens of state criminality. Edward Snowden has shown a spirit of daring and self-sacrifice that is virtually absent in our public life.We call on Glasgow University students as individuals, and all student bodies committed to ending state intrusion into our private lives, to declare their support for Edward Snowden's candidacy.
Snowden, meet the University of Glasgow.
There are three other candidates for the position.
Snowden faces competition from the writer Alan Bissett, clergyman Kevin Holdsworth and former Scottish cycling champion Graeme Obree.