I'm in the process of catching up on news articles that I've set aside and what not. I don't wish to diminish the impact of my previous post, however I couldn't pass up this gem.
Vice President Dick Cheney has been invited to speak at commencement this year at BYU. I praise all there is to praise that my sister is not graduating this year, thereby exempting me from the awkward family battle that would surely ensue were I to have to boycott the exercises. Anyway, this visit has led to protests against his visit (which some have joked are a university tactic to draw attention away from the changes in the Honor Code that were revealed this past week).
But BYU protesting Cheney is news. Big news. It even made the NYTimes.
Personally, I think that this is the money quote:
Some students said they were looking forward to Mr. Cheney’s speech. David Lassen, 23, the chairman of the B.Y.U. College Republicans, said he hoped to present the vice president with petitions of support for his appearance on campus, signed by about 2,000 students and alumni.
“We’re excited for the world to see what B.Y.U. really is,” Mr. Lassen said. “No matter what you think of Cheney, he’s easily the most powerful man in the world.”
Where's Jon Stewart when you need him? That's right, a BYU student has declared that the vice president is the most powerful man in the world. Oddly enough, I figured that, from an American perspective at least, it ought to be the president.