What really irks me is that I, as a California taxpayer, pay this guy’s salary

I didn’t elect this guy.  I can’t get rid of this guy.  This guy is in charge of education for the roughly 33,000 students at UC Berkeley.  This guy gets a salary that 90% of America would envy and that I, as a California taxpayer, help pay.  This guy gets a taxpayer funded computer system to disseminate his messages.  And this guy says things of transcendent stupidity and viciousness:

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has come out swinging over the shooting spree that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six people, linking it to Arizona’s “discrimination against undocumented persons” and a “climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated.”

In a campus-wide e-mail message, Birgeneau said: “It is not a coincidence that this calamity has occurred in a state which has legislated discrimination against undocumented persons.”

He added that “this same mean-spirited xenophobia played a major role in the defeat of the Dream Act by our legislators in Washington, leaving many exceptionally talented and deserving young people, including our undocumented students, painfully in limbo.”

You can read more about this taxpayer funded “educator” here.