Saturday, June 18, 2005


Earlier in the week, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his alma mater, Santa Monica College, to give a commencement speech, where he was met with "catcalls, howls and piercing whistles from the crowd." Schwarzenegger is a polarizing political figure to a certain extent in California, but to try to drown out his speech with this non-sense was completely disrespectful and classless. I wonder if these idiots realized that this was a commencement speech, not a political speech at some rally. You want to boo Schwarzenegger and call him a loser during a speech outside the governor's mansion, that's fine. It's partly what makes politics fun. But commencement is about the students, not politics. These protesters got so caught up in scoring cheap political points for their causes that they could care less if it ruined the students' commencement.