Skip to comments.Pat Buchanan Doused With Salad Dressing (at Western Michigan U)
Posted on 04/01/2005 8:45:13 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Commentator and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan cut short an appearance after an opponent of his conservative views doused him with salad dressing.
"Stop the bigotry!" the demonstrator shouted as he hurled the liquid Thursday night during the program at Western Michigan University. The incident came just two days after another noted conservative, William Kristol, was struck by a pie during an appearance at a college in Indiana.
After he was hit, Buchanan cut short his question-and-answer session with the audience, saying, "Thank you all for coming, but I'm going to have to get my hair washed."
The demonstrator, identified by authorities as a 24-year-old student at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, was arrested and faces a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace. He was released on a $100 cash bond, pending his April 14 arraignment.
"He could have faced a felony assault charge, but Pat Buchanan decided to not press that charge," university spokesman Matt Kurz said.
Buchanan's visit had evoked controversy on campus because it fell on the birthday of the late Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez. Buchanan favors tighter controls on immigration.
Kristol, editor of the influential conservative magazine The Weekly Standard and former chief of staff to Vice President Quayle, was splattered by a student during a speech Tuesday at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind.
Members of the audience at the Quaker college jeered the student, then applauded as Kristol wiped the pie from his face and said, "Just let me finish this point." Kristol then completed his speech and took questions from the audience.
The student, who was not immediately identified, was suspended and could face expulsion following a disciplinary review, Earlham Provost Len Clark said Wednesday.
Clark also issued a written apology complimenting Kristol for his "graciousness."
My alma mater......shame. Won't be seeing any of my cash this year
What have you been up to?
Just keep showing your IQ's, you idiots. Sheesh, and these are college students???
was it BLUE cheese dressing?
Generally cool whip is used to make fruit salad.
Academic freedom is a sick joke in the US.
Was it a low carb dressing?
I disagree with most of what Pat Buchanan has said and done, but this assault on him is inexcuseable and sickening. He's got a lot more forgiveness than I do - I'd have had this little creep prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Hmmmmm.... I'm seeing a pattern here. The campus lefties response is to throw pies, as with Bill Kristol this week and Ann Coulter earlier this year, or salad dressing as with Buchanan, or to try shouting down the speaker as with Ann Coulter at KU this week. Is this the only response they have?
P.S. I don't even consider Pat Buchanan a conservative anymore....
no, it had to have been hidden valley ranch - he was speaking about illegals....;-)
And Buchanan doesn't have armed guards because...........?
i guess it's ok to waste food now that the NYT has proclaimed that starvation is pleasant and dignified
"24-year-old student at Kalamazoo Valley Community College"
Working on his Masters/PHD I see...
Me too. That is disgusting what they did to him. If that was my child, his college tuition would no longer be paid for.
IN THE UNIVERSITY
TO PREVENT ADVERSITY
TO THE MINORITY.
just goes to show you what low life losers liberals are!
No doubt he would have received the same objection if he had been scheduled to speak on Stalin's birthday, too...
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