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No Ordinary Circumstances

Perusing the New York Times article on President Bush’s commencement address at Furman University, I couldn’t help but be struck, once again, by how self-interested and impolite the faux by-any-means-necessary left consistently is. Everyone absolutely has the right to express themselves, but can you imagine the indignant uproar if pro-life or pro-war students had behaved toward a left-wing figure’s commencement address the way these people chose to behave toward Bush?:

More than 200 Furman professors and students signed a statement criticizing Bush administration policies and the Iraq war. “Under ordinary circumstances, it would be an honor for Furman University to be visited by the president of the United States,” the statement said. “However, these are not ordinary circumstances.”

The statement said the Iraq war had “severely damaged our government’s ethical and moral credibility at home and abroad.” A conservative student group defended the president and said that “liberal professors” were staging “a publicity stunt.” Mr. Bush received a warm reception from the audience. He ignored about 15 faculty members who stood silently, wearing T-shirts that bore the words, “We Object.”

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