Prominent Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz offered words of praise for former student Ted Cruz in a new interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas): “Off-the-charts brilliant. And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb. And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant. I don’t agree with his politics.”
But the retiring Dershowitz couldn’t similarly evaluate another Harvard Law alumnus:
There was also the Harvard Law student who couldn’t get into a Dershowitz class despite multiple attempts: Barack Obama.
“Twice because the computer kept him out,” Dershowitz said. “It wasn’t my fault.”