Skip to comments.Bill Clinton cancels commencement speech at UCLA
Posted on 06/10/2008 10:12:38 PM PDT by mdittmar
Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute.
The former president was scheduled to address 4,000 graduating seniors on Friday, but his office said he would not appear because of the long-running rift between the university and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
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Wrinkletwink scheduled this while his wife was still ‘in the game.’ Beyond that, he doesn’t give a damn. The photo op dissolved.
Bill Clinton: Oxygen thief
Bill is finally gone.
With Bill Clinton bailing out, where is UCLA going to find a dynamic speaker who will inspire the graduates? I think Jeremiah Wright has an opening on his schedule.
he doesn’t want to be asked questions about Hillary’s campaign. I bet he would rather lie low for now.
clintons never turn down money, and billy never turns down a chance to be front-and-center...unless there is a personal price to pay.
He’s hiding out.
He must have had an emergency date with some hollywood whore, oops I meant starlet.
That would suggest that Obama is going to be somewhat disqualified. If so, and not discovered by now, I don’t believe it.
And she needs Bill to be very quiet.
Bill must be on the Valtrex this week.
Dr. Walter Williams should check his schedule. In twenty minutes, he likely could undo four years of education.
His date was on her period...
Angela Davis is always available.
With a side dish of fine poetry by "Angelou".
The hilarious irony here is that if these colleges had commissioned normal conservative celebrities for their commencements instead of a couple of socialist scumbags like Clinton and Nunez, they wouldn’t have a problem.
Oh well, que sera sera....
It's possible he had another major herpes breakout on his lips and face.
Clinton is all about the money.
If the she devil had won you know he’d be there, scoping out the coeds.
He is afraid that make up will not cover the bruises and scratches on his face.
or Thomas Sowell or Bill Cosby.
I don’t think commencement speakers are paid. With no money on the table, Clinton’s decision to walk away was a no brainer for him. No skin off his bulbous, red nose.
Maybe they could get Vladimir Putin.
Well, now that I said that [commencement speakers don’t get paid], I know that that’s not altogether accurate.
Honoraria are indeed offered, but are often waived by the speaker or designated to some charity.
More to the point, was Clinton offered an honorarium and could he accept it? His wife’s presidential candidacy might have made that a sticky issue, considering his front and center campaign role and the conflation of their personal funds with campaign cash.
This strike has been going on for months and Bill just canceled his speech Tuesday? Something does not ring true.
Exactly — he accepted many months ago, probably late in 2007 (many leading universities arrange their commencement speaker at least 6 months in advance). He expected this to be a chance to be surrounded by adoring hot young women while he preened over the Clintonista return to the big stage.
Now that he is a permanent has-been and Hillary is no longer on track to be POTUS, he sees no reason to honor his commitment. With the Clintons it’s always “what’s in it for ME?”
Even though, as I said, anyone in the big league of commencement speakers knows these things are arranged many months in advance. Now UCLA gets to scramble to try to find someone fast......
Wonder if bubba was paid in advance and now the university will be trying to get their money back.
Maybe they withdrew an honorarium offer? My opinion is that billy wouldn't do it--or anything else--without silver crossing his palm.
Do you remember an old bumper sticker, "Grass, Gas or Ass: Nobody Rides for Free"? That sums up my idea of clinton.