She has an air tight, rock solid case for a suit against her employer, now. Her personal views, expressed while not at work, while not representing her employer, are her own business, and not, in any way, indicative of how she composes herself while on the job. She's gonna be rich.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
As execrable as her comments were, it might be a different matter if McAllister were, say, a Department of Motor Vehicles clerk. There, she would be dealing with adults who could hold their own, and would have little direct authority over them. It also might be different if she had expressed a controversial opinion that was not an inflammatory attack on a particular ethnic or religious group.
We're reluctant to restrict anyone's ability to express even the most
loathsome views openly and publicly. But when a teacher trumpets hateful opinions that could intimidate the impressionable young people she's supposed to be serving, that's not just free speech — it's a performance issue. In speaking out so intemperately, McAllister's ability to do her job was fatally compromised.
Free speech -- within limits - latimes.com
If OWS is smart, it will sprout some leadership quickly and get in front of this by completely disavowing anti-semitism and rejecting support from any groups with even a whiff of questionable beliefs.
"A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.