Thursday, April 05, 2007

You Go, Youngins'

Many students in the 2007 graduating class of Brigham Young University are publicly protesting the choice of Dick Cheney as their Commencement Speaker.
You know the guy's a fuckhead when BYU students, possibly the most conservative student body in America, are saying no thanks, dick, you don't represent our values.
I salute these kids for their courage in standing against this disgraceful choice for a commencement speaker.

They and their parents paid dearly for their BYU educations- the students should have a say in who sends them out into the world as optimistic college graduates.
I hope if dick does appear, they pelt him with whatever young Mormons consider trash.

9 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

If they play their cards right they can get...say... Mitt Romney.

Who chose the Dickster, anyway?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I assume the BYU administration invited dick.
Since Mitt Romney is a Mormon, I think he'd be a more suitable speaker, although I'm sure he's also a wingnut from the Atilla the Hun section of the GOP.

Lulu Maude said...

Have you seen the Doonesbury cartoons on Romney this week? They're rich!

BigSis said...

I know BYU won the "Stone Cold Sober" award, but I happen to be a fan of those students. I grab up BYU interns for our office because all the ones we've had at work are fun, aware of global issues, and they're just plain hard working. Whereas, you can keep the UT "#1 Party School" crowd. Having a hangover is cool I guess, but at work every day its too frat house for me.
Good for the BYUtes, hope they ditch dick.

Karen Zipdrive said...

My boss is a BYU grad and he's not one of those rabid, hateful repugnicans. He's fiscally conservative but he's compassionate toward the downtrodden and he's not one of those 'kick some ass' types like Bush.

Jake Whitt said...

As I understand the story, the White House suggested Cheney come to BYU to speak. He invited himself, and, accordingly, deserves whatever kind of unwelcome he gets.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Jake, that's quite an interesting factoid! Can you imagine the gall of Dick inflicting himself on graduates who are embarrassed to welcome him to their commencement?
These BushCo neo-con artists have absolutely no shame.

BigSis said...

I wonder what greedy evil outcome dick seeks from imposing himself on BYU? Got any clues Jake?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think Dick is just doing it because he knows he can.
If BYU nixed his idea, they'd probably be audited for the next 50 years.