“…A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president’s request to speak at UVA….”
As reported in a press release from UVA just beneath the above article:
“…the University met with five members of the Obama Presidential Campaign on Wednesday. The campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor University venues — the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. After reviewing the campaign’s request for either of these two sites and the impact on the University, the University declined the request for the following reasons:
- As you know, Aug. 29 is the second day of classes overall and the first day of classes on the Monday/Wednesday/Friday academic schedule….
- The cancellation of 186 classes would occur if the site is the Amphitheater or closing of the libraries and Newcomb dining if the site is the Harrison-Small plaza. This would result in an extraordinary disruption of the second day of the new semester.
- In addition to the disruption to classes, the University would have to bear the full cost of security — a substantial and open-ended expenditure of staff time and money.
- By University policy, we would also have to offer the same accommodations and bear the same costs for other candidates. Both our federal and state tax-exempt status requires that we not favor any candidate….”
A commendable decision by the UVA to deny Obama use of its institution, staff and students as tools for his campaign of propaganda. Besides, it is about time that reality sets in and the fawning over Obama cease.
Americans are tired of picking up the tab for Obama’s expenses, as the anointed one prefers campaigning and espousing Marxist propaganda throughout the nation to planting his arse at his desk in Washington, D.C.
Most importantly, Progressives have done more than enough damage to our younger generation. Hence, this despot must be kept as far away as possible from America’s youth.