Thursday, June 03, 2004

Contrast of commencement (non)speakers 

In contrast to Eddie Doctorow's disgusting display at commencement at Hofstra, Rep. Tom Lantos, a rare pro-war Jewish Democrat who survived Hitler and Stalin decided to decline an invitation to speak at City College of San Francisco after students warned they would protest his views. Said Lantos' chief of staff Robert King,
His feeling was that this ought to be about the kids who are being honored for the work they did -- not politics.