P. J. O’Rourke Is Brutal On This Year’s Rutgers Grads

Well, to be fair it’s directed at the whiners in the graduating class and on the faculty

I hear Condoleezza Rice stood you up. You may think it was because about 50 students—.09 percent of your student body—held a “sit-in” at the university president’s office to protest the selection of Secretary Rice as commencement speaker. You may think it was because a few of your faculty—stale flakes from the crust of the turkey pot pie that was the New Left—threatened a “teach-in” to protest the selection of Secretary Rice.

“Sit-in”? “Teach-in”? What century is this?

I think Secretary Rice forgot she had a yoga session scheduled for today.

It’s shame she was busy. You might have heard something useful from a person who grew up poor in Jim Crow Alabama. Who lost a friend and playmate in 1963 when white supremacists bombed Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Who became an accomplished concert pianist before she tuned her ear to the more dissonant chords of international relations.

Secretary Rice was Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Denver and received a B.A. cum laude in political science—back before the worst grade a student had ever heard of was a B-.

The professor who influenced her most was Josef Korbel, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s father.

Secretary Albright and Secretary Rice don’t agree on much about international relations. But they don’t sit-in or teach-in at each other’s public appearances.

Secretary Rice got a master’s in political science from Notre Dame, a Ph.D. in political science from Denver and, in the meantime, was an intern at the Carter administration State Department and the Rand Corporation and studied Russian at Moscow State University.

Read the whole thing. He cites some absolutely brutal statistics near the end about the prospects facing these kids, thanks in large part to the Hope and Change they voted for.

Sobering stuff.

12 Responses to “P. J. O’Rourke Is Brutal On This Year’s Rutgers Grads”

  1. JeffS says:

    Those spoiled brats deserve to clean public toilets for the rest of their lives. They lack the capability to do anything more.

    I weep for civilization.

  2. Skyler says:

    I’m disappointed he didn’t hold them responsible for the disinvitations. Why didn’t the sane ones protest to keep Rice as speaker? Those that didn’t are culpable.

  3. Greg Newsom says:

    This has become like the Cultural Revolution in China in the 60s. Students attacked everything that wasn’t approved by the ruling government of Mao-Tse-Tung. Yes, I only know his old spelling.
    Like Frank Gifford used to say on ‘Monday Night Football’
    “Turn out the lights the party’s over”- They’ve won.
    Once they let 40 million people from other nations to invade us, with government approval, it’s over.
    We are witnessing the greatest Treason in History.

  4. Greg Newsom says:

    It wasn’t Frank Gifford who sang the song. I can’t remember his name.He was an ex-quarterback with a southern background, it’s been like 30 years..

  5. David Crawford says:

    The Monday Night Football announcer who sang that was ex-Cowboys QB Don Merideth.

  6. nightfly says:

    He quoted from the Star-Ledger. If I might recycle a joke I told elsewhere: seeing PJ O’Rourke quote from the Star-Ledger is like hearing Mozart play the kazoo.

  7. Syd B. says:

    Many of this young and foolish generation suffer from a debilitating liberal mindset: See what you believe. The Obama cult believes that the magical powers of the Dear Leader from Chicago would transform the world into a peaceful Eden where one could tend his/her community garden free from the threat of unwanted pregnancies, medical expenses, or having to look for a real job. They are about to find out that reality can be a real bitch.

  8. kcruella101 says:

    I believe this is the same school that had Snooki from the Jersey Shore give a little speech a few years back.

  9. Dr Alice says:

    I wanted to stand up and cheer when I read this.

  10. Syd B. says:

    It would be interesting to put these young college graduates in a room and ask them one very simple question:

    Can anyone name a significant American achievement in world affairs over the past five years?

    In fact, now that I think of it, this would be a stumper for just about anyone.

  11. JeffS says:

    They’d probably mutter something about Obama, Syd. Sheeple tend to do that these days.

  12. Syd B. says:

    Jeff, you’re right. As far as they’re concerned, it was Obama’s plan, he directed the process from his war room and fired the fatal shot via an X-Box remote.

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