Students and Faculty Boo Bushie Andrew Card at UMass

28 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Students and Faculty Boo Bushie Andrew Card at UMass</h1><p>May 28, 2007 (LPAC)--President Bush's former Chief-of-Staff Andy Card was lustily booed by hundreds of students and faculty members as he rose to accept an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst May 25. The booing drowned out Provost Charlena Seymour's remarks as she awarded Card an honorary degree in "public service."</p><p>Faculty members on the stage joined hundreds of students in booing. One professor on the stage raised a sign, "Card--No Honor, No Degree." Another sign said "War Criminals Go Home," according to Associated Press. More than 100 students and faculty sang anti-war songs and leafletted before the ceremony began.</p><p>Card's inverse ratings on the applause meter may be the result of much recent press attention to his role in accompanying the disgraced, then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to the intensive care unit of George Washington Hospital on March 10, 2004, with the mission of getting the sedated U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to sign a broad order allowing surveillance of U.S. citizens. This was an unsuccessful end-run around Acting U.S. Attorney James Comey, who had refused to sign it as "unconstitutional." Ashcroft agreed with Comey.</p></div></body>