May 16, 2007

Coulter Quote of the Week: Cleary and county Republicans support racial profiling

This week’s Coulter quote of the week is dedicated to Monday’s appearance of self-described ”terrorism and national security expert” and “journalist” Steve Emerson at the Cleary University's Livingston Economic Club Speaker Series.

Emerson served as an excellent opening act of racism for Coulter’s appearance at the LEC. He has been called an anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bigot, and like Coulter, he supports racial profiling.

Since Coulter speaks for Livingston County Republicans, this is also dedicated to them. When Cleary President Tom Sullivan merely mentioned Coulter's name at Monday's lunch, the audience broke out into applause.

A letter-to-the-editor in today’s Livingston County Daily Press & Argus from registered Republican Joan Johnson also proves that. “I like Ann Coulter. She has a gift to say what I and many other people I know are thinking.” Well, Mrs. Johnson, this is for you and your party.

"Airports scrupulously apply the same laughably ineffective airport harassment to Suzy Chapstick as to Muslim hijackers. It is preposterous to assume every passenger is a potential crazed homicidal maniac. We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now." September 13, 2001.

“Those few abortionists were shot, or, depending on your point of view, had a procedure with a rifle performed on them. I'm not justifying it, but I do understand how it happened....The number of deaths attributed to Roe v. Wade - about 40 million aborted babies and seven abortion clinic workers; 40 million to seven is also a pretty good measure of how the political debate is going.”
Ann Coulter at the Reclaiming America for Christ Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 3/3/07.

1 comment:

Michael Motta said...

If by chance Cleary University is your alma mater that you're trying to straighten out, I apologize ahead of time for what I'm about to say and I admire you for caring enough to petition them.

I've lived in Michigan for 30 of my 40 years, and consider myself to be something of a college trivia buff, but I'd never heard of Cleary University until today! (At least not heard of it enough that it "stuck") So I decided to research it a bit.

The first thing I noticed was that the average ACT score has a one in the tens digit (18). Then I noticed that the school maintains a smaller enrollment than do some elementary schools. Further, I found that US News places admissions criteria for Cleary in its "Least Selective" category. Top this off with a quote from the school's own hand: "Cleary University is a leader in making a practical business education available to time-constrained individuals."

What it seems you have in Cleary isn't a think tank so much as a blink tank. Considering the school consists in a handful of not so swift business students trying to get in and out of school as swiftly as possible, I'm not surprised that they book Fox News Right Wing "talking heads" to utter "talking points" at them. This sounds perfectly suited to the school's admissions criteria and goals.

I wouldn't expect to see Noam Chomsky nor any Leftist bards at Cleary any time soon. But on the other hand I doubt Emerson, Coulter et al will do any more damage by speaking at Cleary than they would do otherwise. It's kind of like booking a televangelist to speak at a Bible college. Besides, Cleary is a private institution anyway so it doesn't have any clearly delineated responsibility to educate.