Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Confusing rights with correct 

Bob Kerrey's take on the New School commencment can be summed up with two points: 1) "hey, it could have been worse"; and 2) "the students were within their rights." To which I say 1) that's not much of a defense -- this is akin to my son scratching the family sedan on a lightpost and saying at least he didn't knock it down onto the hood; and 2) it's not about their rights. Nobody wants students arrested or even have their degrees confiscated. We are concerned about boorishness, though ... as are those students' future employers, if they find any.