Friday, January 25, 2008

A place where the faculty is doing the smokin'....

Down the river from where I used to live (and where my words were broadcast from on Tuesday mornings as well when the school carried WWUH shows when they weren't producing their own), the students seem to have a lot of sense.
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some students at Choate Rosemary Hall, the prestigious prep school attended by John F. Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson, are protesting the choice of former presidential adviser Karl Rove as this year's commencement speaker.

Some plan to walk out, while others are trying to bring comedian Stephen Colbert to campus for an alternate speech. The campus newspaper has urged the school to reject Rove.

But, you have to wonder, WTF is the staff smoking there?!?!?:
Mary Verselli, Choate's director of strategic marketing and communications, said Rove was invited to talk about broader issues, not deliver a political speech.
Does she have any idea who Rove is, or what he's done his entire life? You know, like, scheme, smear, and lie his a$$ off for a living?


Update:


Rove's been scrubbed for the commencement (but he'll still talk). Good on 'em (the Rosemary Choate students, that is). Maybe they can give him a "warm" reception too....


Update 2:

The "state secrets privilege" raises its ugly head:
The media have been barred from covering a speech by former presidential adviser Karl Rove to students at a prestigious prep school on Monday.

Mary Verselli, spokeswoman for Choate Rosemary Hall, said Headmaster Edward Shanahan and Rove decided mutually to exclude the media.
Due to a recent (but secret) OLC opinion, any public testimony by Karl Rove is barred in the interest of nash'nul secur'tah under the "state secrets" doctrine.

(h/t to ThinkProgress)


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