Tuesday, October 18, 2005


You can't say bad things about George Bush and not expect it to sort of come back at you, vaguely; and Kanye West is now having to face the truth: You mess with Bush, you mess with the College Republicans at the University of Florida.

The students were so enraged that Kanye was going to play their University, they set up a protest outside. Fancy that: a bunch of young, white right-wingers campaigning against a black guy going onto a campus in the American South.

"We just wanted to come out here and make our presence known," said Matt Dean, 19, executive director for the organization. "You hear a lot of negative things in the press, negative things from Kanye, and we thought this would be an awesome opportunity to come out here, you know, to show that there's a lot of people out there who support the president and support what's going on in the country right now."

Since Kanye's reaction was driven by the total screw-up of a response to hurricane Katrina, we take it that Mr. Dean and his friends were out to show their support for that operation.

He also was quick to deny that George Bush hates black people. How can he hate black people, eh, his mother was one. Oh, hang on, that's the wrong fatuous argument. Rather:

The protesters, who got honks of support from some passing motorists and shouted slurs from others, said they have proof that West's Bush comment during a live telethon benefit last month for the victims of Hurricane Katrina was simply not true.

"I can give you two clear examples, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, close friends of George W. Bush," Dean said.

We were going to say something smart as a response to that, but we did a quick Google search and did discover that neither Powell nor Rice were left to fester in the New Orleans conference centre, so that's true, then.

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