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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Governor takes on Harvard

On Sunday, I told you all that Harvard University had extended an invitation to former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to speak on its campus on September 10. Today, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (how did he ever win in LLL Massachusetts?) slammed Harvard:
Governor Mitt Romney denounced Harvard University today for inviting former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami’s to speak at the school on Sept. 10 and ordered all state agencies to boycott the visit by refusing to provide state police escorts and other service typically given to former heads of state.

"State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel," Romney said in a written statement, calling Khatami’s visit a "disgrace" on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The governor said that the U.S. State Department listed Khatami as Iran’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, saying that he oversaw the torture and murder of dissidents who spoke out for freedom and democracy.

Khatami is scheduled to speak at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government at 4 p.m. on Sept. 10. Harvard did not immediately return several phone calls seeking comment.

While Romney said that the state will withhold any support for Khatami’s visit including police escorts, he noted that the federal government provides security through the U.S. State Department.
I still don't understand how he ever got elected in LLL Massachusetts. And as you all know, I grew up there.


At 1:39 AM, Blogger Concerned UCI Student said...

Governor Romney should look to LaGuardia's treatment of Hitler during the World's Fair and post a bunch of Jewish officers to be his personal guard.


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