RUSH: Condoleezza Rice agreed to step down as the commencement speaker at Rutgers University. Condoleezza Rice said, “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.”
In her statement she went on to say, “I am very honored to have served my country. I’ve defend America’s belief in free speech…” (interruption) No, they got rid of her because she supported the Iraq War. They didn’t want her because she’s a “warmonger.” And don’t blame it all on the students. It’s the professors that start this and get ’em all ginned up. I’m not trying to excuse the students in this, but the professors are the ones that light the fire on this.
But this is the kind of thinking that leads the Republican Party to believe that supporting amnesty is a way to prove that they’re open-minded and not mean-spirited and not racist. The Republican Party seems to be today on a mission to prove what it isn’t, which is an impossible thing to do, and it’s responding to all these allegations. So, “Okay. I don’t want to disrupt. I’ll bow out.”
We think somehow we’re scoring points doing this with the left, by showing how reasonable we are and understanding and un-offensive and force ourselves on people and all this stuff, and I think it’s shame, ’cause I’ve heard her speak. Students would be blessed to hear her commencement speech, and she’d be far better than whoever else they’re gonna get. I don’t know who’ll replace her.