Skip to comments.Alabama HS says response to Sarah Palin speaking at graduation has been ’100 percent positive’
Posted on 05/13/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
New Hope High School, located just southeast of Huntsville, Ala., announced today that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will deliver the commencement address at the schools upcoming graduation ceremony.
Madison County School Superintendent Dr. David Copeland said the grandmother of one of New Hopes graduates is a personal friend of Palins and played a key role in getting the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee to agree to speak.
New Hope will graduate about 75 students during the May 21 ceremony, the smallest graduating class in the Madison County school district.
We normally dont have to give out tickets to graduations, explained Madison County Schools spokesperson Geraldine Tibbs. The rest of our graduations dont give out tickets, theyre just first-come-first-served, but we had to for New Hope because its such a big name thats coming in.
Tibbs said that the feedback they have received about Mrs. Palin delivering the commencement address has so far has been 100 percent positive.
People are really wanting the tickets and making sure they have enough, said Tibbs. We have received no negative feedback, and I hope we dont. Its exciting.
The response to Palin coming to Alabama stands in stark contrast to the recent controversy surrounding Rutgers Universitys decision to invite Alabama native and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to deliver their commencement address.
Some Rutgers University professors and students loudly protested Rices invitation, to the point that Rice ultimately declined to speak.
Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families, Rice said. Rutgers invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.
Why do you think the response to Palin has been so positive, but Rutgers response to Rice was not? Is it simply because Alabama is a more conservative state? Or are the northeast liberals not as tolerant as they present themselves to be? Let us know in the comment section below or by tweeting @YHPolitics.
That tends to happen in an American town.
Way to go Sarah.
Stand forward. We need a real leader. 2016.
love Sarah, hope dems dont bus in trouble makers
Alabama deems are screaming like stuck pigs...
Sorry. Alabama dems...
People in the South know how to handle outsiders who make trouble. That probably wouldn’t be a good idea.
Eat your heart out Chewbacca.
Your apology is deemed acceptable.
Without the comma works too. :)
Hope she can run in ‘16.
My thought for the best speaker(if Sarah isn’t available) would be the valedictorian from the class celebrating it’s 50-year reunion.
Ya know, it's interesting. I read that whole article. The Democrats are not mentioned at all.
I’ve called them worse... ;’)
You gotta read the comments (or not - there’s nothing original in any of them).
Marry me, Sarah. You wouldn’t even have to change the name you scream out.
I think he was referring to the comments section.
Can hear Beckel on the five now, it’s some hick school with only 75 graduates. Big deal.
Palin was in a small town in Washington state last year (Liberty?) for graduation. She told a story of how it was the “typical” small town. How folks go out of their way to help even strangers out. That had car troubles, stayed open late to fix it, and pointed them towards the cafe and they would come by when they were done. “And I know. Those people were my parents as they drove through your town on their way to Alaska over 40 years ago.” (Or something like that).
The message she gave was that America is founded on the ideals that are STILL held strong by small towns in fly-over country.
Northeast Liberals have never been tolerant. However, to atone for their sins, they pass laws to ensure you will be if you don't live there. (NIMBY!)
But Palin would have issues at most colleges even in Dixie
But down here it would be mostly faculty causing the uproar