Tea Party Triumphant: 50% More Likely To Vote For Tea Party-Backed Candidate (Only One Third Less Likely) | Main | Dick Morris: Nine Pickups In NYS Alone?
September 24, 2010

Barack Obama's Likely Ghostwriter Bill Ayers Denied Emeritus Status; Robert Kennedy's Son Speaks Out, Saying He Cannot Abide Such An Honor Being Conferred On a Man Who Dedicated Book To His Father's Killer

His father's rightwing, Tea Partier killer, Palestinian extremist Sirhan Sirhan.

Kennedy fils is actually on the university's board of trustees, and voted to deny Ayers the honor.

"I am guided by my conscience and one which has been formed by a series of experiences, many of which have been shared with the people of our country and mark each of us in a profound way," Kennedy said.

He said he could not confer the title "to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father."

Kennedy was referring to a 1974 book co-authored by Ayers, "Prairie Fire," which was dedicated to a long list of people including Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan and "all political prisoners in the U.S."

...

A UIC professor said Friday she was "shocked" by the trustees' decision not to grant Ayers emeritus status.

So here we are: It is "shocking" to some that we deny an honor to a killer. And it's an act of odd, notable courage to speak out against conferring such honors on killers.


digg this
posted by Ace at 03:50 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Steve and Cold Bear: "[i]Craig wanted to be gay JB. Just another r ..."

Who Was Phone?: "319 Jewish Bond. C'mon, SJWs. Put your money wh ..."

Gork: "We must say there is a problem IN Islam. The alter ..."

parsimony: "120 & 168Political Hat, er, Probability Hat (& ..."

runner: "Blacked dot com. There is your reason. Posted ..."

filbert: "[i]Pussy Galore = Spunk Galore. Etc, etc. And t ..."

bluebell: "bth, I saw the first line of your comment and I th ..."

Chigger Fleas [/i]: "315 Indian Bond?Moore was Indian. His mother was ..."

boulder terlit hobo: "Watching "Rogue One". It doesn't suck!!! It doe ..."

publius (not Breitbart publius): "Just imagine the gay version of the Bond girl name ..."

Chigger Fleas [/i]: "Jewish Bond.C'mon, SJWs.  Put your money wher ..."

otho: "Cillian Murphy as Bond. Posted by: Who Was Ph ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64