After an uproar by the far left, Bistol Palin will not be speaking at Washington University in St. Louis after all.
The young leftists were enraged that a Palin would be speaking at their university.
Students pack Wednesday night’s Student Union Senate meeting to speak out against Bristol Palin’s selection as the keynote speaker for Sexual Responsibility Week. Following student dissent, Palin and SU mutually decided that Palin would not speak on campus. (Student Life)
The Student Health Advisory Committee said they believe the controversy over her appearance would overshadow the topics they hope to discuss.
FOX 2 St. Louis reported:
Washington University stripped Bristol Palin from her invitation to speak on campus last night. She was the conservative voice on the panel.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:
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.
Palin – the daughter of Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate – became pregnant at 17 and is a single mom to a 2-year-old boy.
Once again campus leftists turn away an opposing voice.
UPDATE: Of course, this is the same university that has no problem instructing students on how to give the best bl*w job.