Dick Cheney goes to


Dick Cheney goes to Westminster College, the site of Winston <$NoAd$>Churchill’s ‘iron curtain’ speech, and embarrasses himself by sandbagging the University President who accepted Cheney’s request to speak at the college.

Here’s the first graf of an email President Fletcher M. Lamkin sent to faculty, students and staff this afternoon …

I would like to thank each and every one of you who were so courteous and respectful to Mr. Cheney during his visit and speech. 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. The content and tone of his speech was not provided to us prior to the event — we had only been told the speech would be about foreign policy, including issues in Iraq. Nevertheless, I was extremely proud of the students, staff, and faculty who represented the College so well during the organization of the visit and during the speech itself — inside and outside of the gym.

More background in this AP article.

And to think he had to leave Washington to find an institution whose leadership had the temerity to say they didn’t like being used.