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Monday, May 22, 2006

Tales of Big Conservative Babies, Part ?



By now, you've heard the story of Jean Rohe, the New School grad who led the push against Sen. John McCain at the NY university's commencement ceremony.

Her words...have drawn the wrath of McCain aide Mark Salter (via the HuffPo):
It took no courage to do what you did, Ms. Rohe.

It was an act of vanity and nothing more. And please don't worry about the Senator's discomfort with you. He has managed to endure much worse. McCain was once offered release from imprisonment and torture because of his father's position as a senior military officer. He declined because he would not leave his comrades behind, and thus, willingly, accepted four more years of hardships life will spare almost all of us from. In his political career he has shown the same character he showed as a Navy officer all those years ago. He has, over and over again, risked personal ambitions for what he believes, rightly or wrongly, are in the best interests of the country.

What, pray tell, have you risked? The only person you have succeeded in making look like an idiot is yourself.

You took exception to the paragraph in which he lightly deprecated the vanity of youth. Well, Ms. Rohe, and your fellow graduates's comical self-importance deserves a rebuke far stronger than the gentle suggestions he offered you.

So, let me leave you with this.

Should you grow up and ever get down to the hard business of making a living and finding a purpose for your lives beyond self-indulgence some of you might then know a happiness far more sublime than the fleeting pleasure of living in an echo chamber.

And if you are that fortunate, you might look back on the day of your graduation and your discourtesy to a good and honest man with a little shame and the certain knowledge that it very unlikely any of you will ever posses the one small fraction of the character of John McCain.
So there! Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah.


More later...

"You guys have it real easy.

I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore.

Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich.

But here's my advice to the rest of you:

Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down.

Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it.

Thank you."


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