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Giuliani Picked as First Republican Cornell Commencement Speaker
Copyright 2011, The Ithaca Independent. All Rights Reserved. ^ | April 16, 2011 | By Ed Sutherland

Posted on 04/17/2011 5:55:26 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Giuliani is scheduled to speak at Cornell’s convocation May 28 at Schoelkopf Stadium. His selection as the first Republican to speak at this Ivy League school follows a long list of Democrats since 1984. In 2010, the school selected then-Democratic U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“It is encouraging to see that there’s a consideration of the other side, which I know a lot of us hadn’t thought was the case,” a member of the Cornell Republicans told the Cornell Daily Sun earlier this week.

(Excerpt) Read more at ithacaindy.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; cornell; giuliani; ithaca; newyork
First Republican speaker in over 25 years?

Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 04/17/2011 5:55:33 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...
City of Evil bump:


2 posted on 04/17/2011 5:59:14 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wonder if he’ll wear a dress.


3 posted on 04/17/2011 6:04:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Behind Liberal Lines. Cornell’s not fooling anyone.


4 posted on 04/17/2011 6:10:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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5 posted on 04/17/2011 6:13:48 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The horror. There will be an earthquake in Ithaca over this.


6 posted on 04/17/2011 6:32:46 PM PDT by tips up
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

A good sign that the students, also, are seeing the effects of liberalism/socialism?


7 posted on 04/17/2011 6:43:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It could have been worse; they could have chosen Snooki.


8 posted on 04/17/2011 6:44:25 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I know Rudy isn’t a true conservative, but he is an excellent choice for a commencement speaker. Very motivating and inspiring story.


9 posted on 04/17/2011 6:45:08 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

So they’ll pick one token R and then go back to liberal wackos for the next 25 years.


10 posted on 04/17/2011 7:10:18 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If this is Ed’s metric for measuring the progress of conservatism, he’s desperate.


11 posted on 04/17/2011 7:24:58 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Maybe things will be looking up in Ithaca after all these years. Sure hope so for you and thousands of others who deplore what’s happened there. Any selection for the speaker yet at Ithaca College graduation? Wouldn’t that be a hoot if a conservative were also picked for that?

Never say never!


12 posted on 04/17/2011 7:45:14 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

At least they picked somebody with a college degree this time. Our oldest graduated there two years ago and the speaker was David Plouffe, who has no degree. My kid is pretty non-political and she, along with many of her fellow grads, thought it was kind of insulting that that guy was chosen.


13 posted on 04/17/2011 8:07:15 PM PDT by SirFishalot
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

RINO nation

the leftists will probably burn down the school to protest


14 posted on 04/17/2011 8:54:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Giuliani’s a Republican? When did he switch?


15 posted on 04/17/2011 9:20:06 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rudy’s a liberal and fits right in.


16 posted on 04/17/2011 10:07:49 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: SirFishalot

The speaker for my commencement was Byron Pitts from CBS. Was not as bad as I thought it would be, even had a few pro-US lines in his speech.

A few yeas earlier, Dr. Benjamin Carson spoke on campus (not commencement, just a guest speaker). That was most likely the token conservative they chose. A good portion on his speech was against socialized health care and American excellence.


17 posted on 04/18/2011 12:05:13 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Remember when the MD NAACP refused to allow Dr. Carson to speak, after he’d been invited ?


18 posted on 04/18/2011 12:09:07 AM PDT by EDINVA (wh)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
No reaction in the The Cornell Daily Sun.
19 posted on 04/18/2011 3:04:13 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (With the repeal of DADT, are more fashionable military uniforms from the Pentagon next?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Giuliani Picked as First Republican Cornell Commencement Speaker

RINO, through and through; but, hey, gotta start somewhere!

20 posted on 04/18/2011 7:14:43 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Libloather; The Mayor; GlockThe Vote; NYC GOP Chick; NYC Republican; ...
The headline writer here is obviously mistaken. Giuliani, in all likelihood, is not the first Republican to be the guest speaker at a Cornell commencement, just the first in quite a number of years.

Cornell goes back to the nineteenth century and its vicinity, rural and small-town upstate New York, had been traditionally Republican from the Civil War until recent decades. Furthermore, college campuses in general and Ivy League campuses in particular were not particularly dominated by leftists until the Vietnam era.

21 posted on 04/18/2011 8:43:51 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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This bleating about "being first" sounds more like it comes from self-absorbed Rooty the Loser than it does from the college....as a way to kick-start yet another run.

He must have a lot of money left over from the Twin Towers Foundation he started after 911 managed by his then-mistress (now his third wife)----that nobody knows what happened to.

22 posted on 04/18/2011 8:51:54 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

It sounds like he’s the first “since 1984”.

Long time.

He will likely be booed as a “fascist”. Hell they’d probably boo liberal democrats as “corporate neocons” if they differ from the Maoist orthodoxy on one policy point.


23 posted on 04/18/2011 10:17:12 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: justiceseeker93; Liz

Point of information: prior to 1984 Cornell did not have outside commencement speakers. The University President has always delivered the sole address. Then, in. 1984, the campus began adding a separate, guest, speaker to the convocation ceremony. Rudy is the first republican convocation speaker because there were no convocation speakers before 1984


24 posted on 04/18/2011 11:18:17 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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25 posted on 04/18/2011 11:48:47 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Musically

Far above Cayuga's waters

There she stands, Cornell

That smell is not Cayuga's waters

That smell is Cornell"

26 posted on 04/18/2011 12:32:53 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Liz
I saw this Thread earlier and I had to go vomit.
After finishing with that, my first thought was --..
Which Dress Will He Wear?

27 posted on 04/18/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Condor51

LOL——what dress? That is funny.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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