Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sen. McCain Unwelcome in New York

Senator John McCain, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2008, received boos and hisses as he gave a commencement speech in New York yesterday. Some 2,700 students, plus faculty and family, attended the event at The New School University. Recently, some 1,500 students and faculty signed a petition asking the university president to withdraw McCain's invitation, saying that he "does not reflect the ideals upon which this university was founded".

Let's see....U.S. Naval Academy graduate, career Naval officer and pilot, shot down and POW for 5 1/2 years, hmmm...Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross, long-time Senator....supporter of our troops at every turn, and one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet. And yes, I've met him. If he doesn't reflect the ideals of your university, your school is in the wrong damned country!

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