(Thanks to Crooks and Liars for this)
Who said Florida’s a bastion of Bushism? This story from the University of Florida’s The Alligator Newspaper says that former Administration officials may not be so welcome in the Sunshine State:
In his first appearance at a university since resigning in August, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was met at UF on Monday with a mixture of cheers, boos and scattered interruptions by protesters, two of whom were arrested.
For his part, Gonzales didn’t even bother to mention the historic scandals he mired the Justice system, Latinos and the entire country in. Instead, says the Alligator,
“…he focused on encouraging students to consider a career in public service while describing his own experiences in that field.
But, the story continues,
About 15 minutes into his speech, two UF students, Richard Gutierrez and Kevin Hachey, climbed onto the stage wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods on their heads.
Symbolic justice matters. Hopefully, Gonzales saw the mirror of his crimes in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib; Regardless, let us look forward to seeing him join Henry Kissinger in the Rogues Gallery of unconvicted war criminals who must, nonetheless, watch their backs for life. Big problem for those who can’t look at themselves in the mirror either.
Thank you to the students of the University of Florida for reflecting back to Gone-zales – and to us.
Es precioso el corazon de estudiante.