Saturday, May 20, 2006

A tale of two commencement speeches

By Creature

First, we look at how the students of Louisiana State University reacted to the vice president:

The Veep got three standing ovations for his oratory.

Next, let's take a look at the reaction to John McCain from the students at the New School:

Senator John McCain of Arizona received a cantankerous reception during his appearance at the New School commencement Friday, where dozens of faculty members and students turned their backs and raised signs in protest and a distinguished student speaker pointedly mocked him as he sat silently nearby.

All I can say is bravo to the New School kids. And to the LSU kids, huh? You had a chance to confront the vice president. You had a chance to let him know how wrong he was to push the country into war. It's your peers that are dying in Iraq for a war of choice. Supposedly they are dying for the protection of your rights. Rights that the vice president has trampled at every turn. LSU, I just don't get it. Not one, not two, but three standing ovations. I'm sorry to say this, but you kids should be ashamed. Where is the outrage?

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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