The Democrats’ war on women continues.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice withdrew from speaking at Rutgers University’s commencement ceremony, pleasing the protesters who opposed her speech because of her support for the Iraq War and President Bush’s anti-terror policies.
My statement on Rutgers University commencement: http://t.co/KtGPeHzoaV
— Condoleezza Rice (@CondoleezzaRice) May 3, 2014
Rice released this statement,
Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families. Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.
I am honored to have served my country. I have defended America’s belief in free speech and the exchange of ideas. These values are essential to the health of our democracy. But that is not what is at issue here. As a Professor for thirty years at Stanford University and as it’s former Provost and Chief academic officer, I understand and embrace the purpose of the commencement ceremony and I am simply unwilling to detract from it in any way.
Good luck to the graduates and congratulations to the families, friends and loved ones who will gather to honor them.
Protesting students went so far as to occupy the school’s office of the president, holding signs that read “No honors for war criminals” and “War criminals out.”
The liberal fascists targeted Rice last month, challenging her placement on the board of the file-sharing firm Dropbox. Dropbox, thankfully, stood by its decision saying they were “honored to have Dr. Rice join our board.” Condi won that battle. It’s just too bad she couldn’t make the reflexively intolerant haters at Rutgers eat their words, too.
Condoleezza Rice has a distinguished, decades long career as a college professor and has served as provost of Stanford University. What’s sad about Rutgers students and professors boycotting Condi is that its graduating class will never get the chance to hear from a widely accomplished woman, who happens to be black.
Of course, Condoleezza Rice has been a class act throughout this entire ordeal.
Not surprisingly, Rutgers students and faculty were just fine with paying $32,000 to MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame Snooki to talk about binge-drinking and reality TV. And that’s just the start of Rutgers’ double-standard problem.
When Rutgers history professor Rudolph Bell was asked on Fox News’ “Hannity” if he would support President Obama speaking at the University, “He’s [already] been invited to speak in 2016” was the Prof’s response.
I’m willing to bet anything that the same bunch of highbrow liberal twits who protested Condi will roll out the red carpet for President Drone Strike.
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