Poor Dick Cheney. Even in Utah, the man can't get a break.
As we have noted in recent posts, the vice president recently let it be known that he was available as a graduation speaker this spring at the mostly conservative Brigham Young University in Provo.
But the nice Mormon students are not amused. This week, press reports say, some BYU students had the nerve to recall what the vice president once said to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. (Hint: It contains the F-bomb and ends with "you.") As it happens, BYU students have to live with an honor code, which includes "using clean language." Oops!
The code also promotes honesty, a quality contradicted by numerous Cheney pronouncements about Saddam, WMDs, and American soldiers being "greeted as liberators."
Here's how one BYU student summed up the Cheney invitation: "The problem is this is a morally dubious man,” said Andrew Christensen, a 22-year-old Republican from Salt Lake City. “It’s challenging the morality and integrity of this institution."Bingo!