I guess there’s a new rule among Lefties. If your last name is Palin then they must do everything they can to silence you:
Anger over a decision to pay Bristol Palin several thousand dollars in student fees to talk to Washington University students about abstinence led to a decision Thursday night to nix Palin’s appearance on a panel here next month.
Washington University’s Student Health Advisory Committee had extended an invitation to Palin, a spokeswoman to prevent teen pregnancy, to speak on abstinence as part of the university’s Student Sexual Responsibility Week.
But because of a growing controversy among undergraduates over the decision to pay for her talk with student-generated funds, the advisory committee and Palin decided Thursday night “that the message that they intended on sharing would be overshadowed by controversy,” according to a university statement.
Scott Elman, president of the advisory committee, said the decision to halt Palin’s appearance as a keynote speaker was “100 percent mutual” between Palin and the committee. Elman added that he was very disappointed that students weren’t more open to having Palin speak.
I can guarantee you this had nothing to do with the message. It’s all about the messenger – and her mom.
Here’s the video (h/t GatewayPundit)
UPDATE: Jaynie makes an interesting point about student fees. I’m believe though that Van Jones was paid in student fees when he spoke there in December and there was nary a peep.