Wow! Nice catch by TPM reader WG.
I’m never one who likes seeing speakers heckled or booed at college commencement speeches, pretty much no matter who they are.
But check out the last graf of this AP story on President Bush’s speech on volunteerism at Ohio State University today.
Bush was invited to speak at the Ohio State commencement by representatives of the graduating class. But immediately before class members filed into the giant football stadium, an announcer instructed the crowd that all the university’s speakers deserve to be treated with respect and that anyone demonstrating or heckling would be subject to expulsion and arrest. The announcer urged that Bush be greeted with a “thunderous” ovation.
Yikes. Talk about zero tolerance.