Thursday, April 29, 2004

A Republican Calls it Like He Sees It

A lot of bloggers have picked up on a story emanating from the quaint and historical Westminster College, about 2 and a half hours east of here. Cheney came to campus to give a speech on foreign policy, which is appropriate because Westminster is a remarkably global school in the middle of Missouri. It has a beautiful Christopher Wren church on the grounds, and Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech there.

What did Cheney do in this elevated setting? How did he perform when he had the opportunity to stand in the footprints of Churchill, if not fill his shoes? Was Cheney fit to join the list of distinguished speakers the campus has hosted, such as George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa?


Cheney, the vitriolic hateful weasel that he is, launched into a standard stump speech, chock full of lies and deceptions about John Kerry. It was so bad that the President of the College found it necessary to email the entire campus the following day, pointing out that "Frankly, I must admit that I was surprised and disappointed that Mr. Cheney chose to step off the high ground and resort to Kerry-bashing for a large portion of his speech."

While media descriptions of President Lamkin have either not addressed his political leanings or have described him as a conservative-leaning split ticket voter, a quick check of the Political Moneyline shows that he donated $300 dollars to the National Republican Congressional Committee less than a year ago. No evidence of his ever giving money to the Democrats.


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