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Friday, October 17, 2008

Admitted Terrorist Ayers Not Welcome in Nebraska

Greta Van Susteren interviewed Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska this evening and he announced that the controversial invitation to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers to speak at the University of Nebraska has been withdrawn. The governor had taken a firm position on the matter and advised university president J.B. Milliken that hosting Ayers was not in the best interest of the university. This coming after the governor’s office was swamped with irate calls from citizens angry about the speech planned for November 15.

Michelle Malkin has been on this story from the outset and has a follow-up posted this evening with the good news that Ayers has been officially dis-invited from speaking.

Just 11 days after next month’s election, the University of Illinois-Chicago professor, William Ayers, is scheduled to speak at a student research conference held by the UNL College of Education and Human Science.
Gov. Dave Heineman released a statement saying that UNL leaders should not allow Ayers, a 1960s radical-turned-professor at the University of Illinois, to talk during a campus event on Nov. 15.
‘Chairman of the Board of Regents Chuck Hassebrook and President of the University J.B. Milliken should immediately rescind the invitation extended to Bill Ayers to speak at the University,’ the governor said. ‘This is an embarrassment to the University of Nebraska and the State of Nebraska. Bill Ayers is a well known radical who should never have been invited to the University of Nebraska.’
Meanwhile, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska, today said in a statement that he is disappointed that UNL invited William Ayers to speak on campus Nov. 15.
‘His past involvement in a violent protest group and incendiary comments are not consistent with the agenda of unity that we need in America today,’ Nelson said. ‘I encourage the university to reconsider this decision.”’

God bless Gov. Heineman and God bless Nebraska.


Bob Ellis said...

How disgusting and sad that the University of Nebraska invited this unrepentant scumbag terrorist in the first place.

They likely would not have rescinded the invitation, were it not for the growing publicity this ultra-ultra-Leftist radical has been getting lately--thanks largely to Sarah Palin having the courage to do what the "mainstream" media refused to do for the last year.

Yes, God bless Governor Heineman for pulling the plug on this travesty.

Dr. Theo said...

UNL's Dean of Education Marjorie Kostelnik invited Ayers to speak on "urban education," a subject he apparently knows nothing about judging from the outcomes of Chicago schools. It is telling that he was invited to speak with all that is in the news about Ayers and his communist, anti-American sentiments. The Dean could hardly claim ignorance about who this guy is, but amazingly she did when first questioned about the invitation. We might conclude that the Dean shares Ayer's views on politics as much as on education. This is the stuff of which most universities are made.

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