..one audience member told Rove that MSNBC's Keith Olbermann named him the "worst person ever."That was part of the frivolity of a Karl Rove speech at the university of Iowa on Sunday. Members of the "audience" apparently had a field day, heckling Bush's former right hand man to their hearts content. A few moonbats were even tossed after trying to perform a citizens arrest.
"Ever?" Rove joked. "Yea, worse than Hitler, worse than Stalin, worse than Mao and worse than the person who introduced aluminum baseball bats."
What's up with college kids? Why so radical? Well, they've always been prone to such behavior in a coming of age sort of way, but perhaps it's partially due to the environment. Modern colleges are denizens of political correctness featuring many ex-hippie teachers with radical backgrounds themselves (sometimes even former domestic terrorists). With a normal guest it's likely that university officials would have dropped the hammer on the crowd after the first outburst, demanding respect or the door. With a guy like Rove, chances are they secretly hoped this would happen and enjoyed every minute.
All just speculation of course (a video would help) but a similar event took place in Massachusetts when Andy Card was invited to speak at the University of Massachusetts last year. In that case several faculty members were part of the disturbance. Yeah, old news.
The question: are these events isolated or do they represent the kind of civility, respect for opinion, and modicum of debate our overpriced institutions of higher learning are imparting on our youth? Some of us could use a break on tuition.
Gateway Pundit has much more, including a disgusting display that CNN failed to mention.