As much as I understand the sentiment, this is inappropriate only because President George Herbert Walker Bush personally selected Kennedy, yes, before Kennedy made some of his most boorish statements about W, but GHW Bush decided to go ahead with the award. I wouldn't have, but he did.
Texas A&M is my alma mater and I love it dearly. But I don't think this protest is appropriate given GHWB's decision. Feel free to disagree -- as I said, I totally understand the sentiment of the protest.
posted on 11/07/2003 3:49:07 PM PST
I just watched a clip of GHW Bush repeating all of Kennedy's speech. Can we say embarassing to Kennedy? He actually got up and walked off and then came back when GHW said, "Get back here."
It was really funny.
To: Endeavor; All
I'm not sure that GHW Bush is the one who selected the recipient of the award. From the link at the top of the thread, to the GHWB foundation, it appears that the board of directors may be the ones who do the selecting.
Whatever the case, it appears that GHWB gave Teddy a good FReeping onstage, before he presented the award. GHWB held his own protest, it seems.
I hope everyone who went out for the FReep today had a fun time, and that a report and photos will be forthcoming.
posted on 11/07/2003 7:12:56 PM PST
(Never trust a (D) with national security, your wallet, your life, your wife, daughter, girlfriend...)
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