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Thursday, April 07, 2005

"It messed up the job fair for a lot of people."

The Santa Cruz Sentinel has a very interesting account of protesters disrupting a college job fair in order to harrass a couple of Marine recruiters. There's absolutely nothing in this story which makes the protesters look noble, or even marginally sympathetic.

Michelle Malkin is calling this incident the outrage of the day, but really, the facts of the case don't warrant much anger. It is outrageous that the career fair had to be postponed because of the actions of a few trying to impose their opinions upon the many, but in the end those actions backfired. Big time.

Some choice quotes:
"It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, that has given us the freedom to demonstrate."

"If they want free speech, they should let people speak to the recruiters."

"I wish they would leave."

That didn’t stop the student protesters. About 75 of them pushed their way in, carrying signs and a banner that said "Military Off Our Campus." They chanted, "Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay. Hey, recruiters, go away."

Two Marine Corps recruiters, dressed in street clothes, declined to comment.
We all know who exhibited the most class that day.

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