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Old 04-21-2005, 03:29 PM   #31
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I heard on the sidewalk that the White House called us to see if Bush could speak. Maybe Ellen knows if that's true....
His PR people contacted us and were like "hey, invite him. *nudge* *nudge*"

And exactly what JessicaAnn said, he's appealing to the base. I highly doubt this will be just a commencement speech - and most of the people attending wouldn't have it any other way.
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I'd go just to watch him try to pronounce commencement.
Think of all the Bushisms you'll hear firsthand. You could write a book or make a calendar and pay for grad school!
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I think you answered your own question ... it's appealing to "the base"
Actually, it sounds like the general opinion is not in favor of this, especially among the faculty. It seems to me that he's more appealing to the local community, but not the college itself.
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Just curious...

Isn't college more fun when you are exposed to different ideas, especially ones you are not in alignment with?
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Just curious...

Isn't college more fun when you are exposed to different ideas, especially ones you are not in alignment with?
Are you asking me? If so, yeah, sure. I've met the most liberal people (students and professors) and conservative people I've ever known at school. My theology profs have all been a totally different denomination than myself and expressed it openly in class (which is significant b/c we're a private school that officially requires all faculty to be a member of a CRC). So....what exactly are you getting at? Everyone but Bush has ideas?
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wow - I'd hate to think of you Bush haters in the military. You'd be like, "No, I won't do this or that, because I don't like push and don't agree with his policies".

But he's still commander in Chief, and still your boss.

Oh, but that's right, none of you guys would ever join the military.
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Well, here is one benefit: I've never heard of Calvin College or the CRC. But now I have, as will many, many people from the President visiting your school.

So, I went and checked out the website for the school and the church, and I am very impressed. So much, as that I would be proud to send my kids to Calvin College. Encourage them to go there.

Calvin College looks very, very cool.
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Well, here is one benefit: I've never heard of Calvin College or the CRC. But now I have, as will many, many people from the President visiting your school.

So, I went and checked out the website for the school and the church, and I am very impressed. So much, as that I would be proud to send my kids to Calvin College. Encourage them to go there.

Calvin College looks very, very cool.


It is a very good school, especially if you want a well-rounded liberal arts education. Also I'm told we have the best political science dept in the country for schools in our category. I get restless b/c I've lived in Grand Rapids my entire life and don't particularly like it here, but it is a good school. The CRC has a reputation for being conservative, but for many churches, it's not true, and certainly not a clear majority at Calvin College. Many students have no affiliation w/ the CRC anyway and don't even know what it is, they just like the school.
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sit in the front row, and when everyone flips their caps in the air, just whip at George like a frisbee and hope that the sharp part hits him in the eye.
*Laughs* I love Bush, but thats just too funny >_<!!

I'm the only Republican in my School so I have to debate almost every day with my Racist Preticipation in Government teacher. She thinks Bush is EVIL...Then again she thinks all white men are the Devil.
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Are you asking me? If so, yeah, sure. I've met the most liberal people (students and professors) and conservative people I've ever known at school. My theology profs have all been a totally different denomination than myself and expressed it openly in class (which is significant b/c we're a private school that officially requires all faculty to be a member of a CRC). So....what exactly are you getting at? Everyone but Bush has ideas?

I am not quite certain how to respond....did I say something wrong?

I fail to see why Bush speaking at a college graduation would be so disappointing. How many people have had the opportunity to have a president sepak at their graduation. Like him or not, I think it would be a pretty neat experience.

Anyway...I will slink back out of this thread, since apparently my response was lacking.
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I am not quite certain how to respond....did I say something wrong?

I fail to see why Bush speaking at a college graduation would be so disappointing. How many people have had the opportunity to have a president speak at their graduation. Like him or not, I think it would be a pretty neat experience.

Anyway...I will slink back out of this thread, since apparently my response was lacking.
No, I just wasn't sure who the question was directed to and if I was directed to me, what exactly you were getting at. I completely agree with what you're saying above.
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Here's the official release, if anyone's interested:

http://www.calvin.edu/news/releases/...mmencement.htm
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But he's still commander in Chief, and still your boss.
technicaly, we're his boss. my 1,600 dollar friggin tax bell helps pay his salary... but i digress.


the unabashed hatred for this man by many of those to the left helped lead to his re-election. nice to see it continues.

when the right spit their venom towards bill clinton, the masses said eh... he's really not that bad, and his numbers went up. when the left showed their pure hatred for bush, the masses said eh... he's really not that bad, and he got re-elected. perhaps a lesson should be learned here...

but i digress again...


i would be honored to have the president speak at an event that i'm involved in... i didn't like bill clinton, but when i got to shake his hand when he showed up on the field at shea stadium before a mets game a few years back, i got all goosebumpily and giddy. it's the president, for pete's sake.
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Bush is a crap public speaker (as is Kerry) but if I was graduating at this college I would still attend the speech out of respect. There hasn't been a genuinely stirring public speaker in the White House since Reagan.
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Bush is a crap public speaker (as is Kerry) but if I was graduating at this college I would still attend the speech out of respect. There hasn't been a genuinely stirring public speaker in the White House since Reagan.
What about Bill Clinton? He was a really good speaker and had style that people responded to.
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