Former Bush aide Andrew Card booed at commencement

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Can't say I feel too sorry for Card, even though he was a bit player in the whole Bush administration farce. Shows you how upset people are. It's just too bad it couldn't have been Cheney or Rove up there.

    Side note: That web site is odd. When's the last time you saw indented paragraphs on the web??
     
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    Sorry, nothing yet. Although footage has been broadcast on CNN.

    Guess this has been an issue for a while. A search of Google Video turns up several clips of pre-commencement protest rallies held at UMass against Card being allowed to speak there.
     
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    I can understand the students doing this, but for the faculty to join in shows a level of immaturity is juvenile and reflects poorly on the university.
     
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    Since when is peacefully protesting against a former official in a highly controversial presidency juvenile and immature?
     
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    When you're doing it during a commencement ceremony. It's inappropriate.
     
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    If not at a large public event where a bunch of people are making a bunch of noise, then where?
     
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    How so?

    They have a right to protest. If the administration sees fit, they have a right to punish them.
     
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    This is true, but I would have figured that they would have known that there is a time and place to voice your opinions, and a commencement ceremony isn't one of them. Do it before, do it after, but don't do it during -- it's disrespectful. This isn't a matter of what is legal and what isn't; this is a matter of using one's good judgement to act appropriately.
     
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    I think their protest was entirely appropriate, at any time. What was inappropriate was giving this person an honorary degree. To not protest in some way would have been disrespectful.

    I'll agree to some degree that booing isn't as "classy." Perhaps they should have stood up and walked off the stage.

    The audience should have booed and catcalled though. Entirely appropriate.
     
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    Limit your protestations to before or after the party, when Mr. Card likely won't actually see for himself. Is that what you mean by being respectful?

    I suppose Mr. Card should be happy that he doesn't have a pie in his face or that a crowd didn't rush the podium. Now that would be inappropriate.
     
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    which dingbat at the University gave the okay to honor such controversial person at a graduate student commencement?
     
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    It's disrespectful to everyone in that room to award a degree to an idiot who doesn't deserve it. It's the school that's being inappropriate, not the people booing.
     
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    No, it shows you have the stones of your beliefs. Why gloss the truth, that all is well. It is not.
     

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