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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:23 pm 
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President Bush, ignoring faculty members who stood in silent protest of his commencement speech, admitted Saturday that when he left college, thinking about how to be a "model citizen" was the furthest thing from his mind.

The idiot doesn't realize how he's still not a model citizen!

But about 15 members of the faculty stood in silent protest during the president's speech. They wore white T-shirts emblazoned with "We Object" to show their opposition to Bush's policies on the Iraq war, global warming and other issues.

In addition to the silent protesters, 31 other professors were granted "conscientious objector" status, allowing them to skip commencement exercises in objection to Bush's visit. There are 230 full-time professors at Furman.

Part of the animosity comes from the faculty's disagreement with Furman's president, David Shi. They say he failed to consult them before inviting Bush, breaking a tradition of having students give commencement speeches. University spokesman Vince Moore said Shi agreed with professors who voted this month to admonish him for not first consulting them.

About 20 protesters also gathered near the stadium, where one woman handed out armbands and asked attendees to clap for the graduates but not for the president. A handmade coffin protested the Iraq war and one protester held a sign that read, "The end is near." Next to the protesters and anti-war signs, a woman sang "God Bless America." Others waved American flags to welcome the president.

Why does any university want this POTUS, the one with historically low approval ratings and one of the most hated people in the world, to give the commencement speech? :?


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