The fringe Left is a despicable bunch. Their partisan crap is filled with the vitriol and poison of divisiveness on EVERY occasion. These clowns just HAD to ruin commencement for the hundreds of hard working students who had completed the courses of instruction on the road to making something out of themselves.
In this instance, the Leftist Union special interests are feeling the heat because Governor Arnold has the sense to ignore an out-of-touch legislature (advice for OUR state, come to think of it!) and make his case directly to the people, trusting in their judgment and giving them a direct voice in their government... a concept democrats generally and the Leftist Fringe particularly find distasteful.
Schwarzenegger Jeered at Graduation Speech
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD
The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 15, 2005; 9:16 AM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to his alma mater turned into an exercise in perseverance when virtually his every word was accompanied by catcalls, howls and piercing whistles from the crowd.
Schwarzenegger's face appeared to redden during his 15-minute commencement address Tuesday to 600 graduates at Santa Monica College, but he ignored the shouting as he recalled his days as a student and, later, his work as a bodybuilder and actor.
"Always go all out and overcome your fears," he told the graduates. "Work, work, work. Study, study, study."
Inside the stadium, the drone from hundreds of rowdy protesters threatened to drown out the governor's voice at times. Many in the crowd erupted in boos when a police officer pulled down a banner criticizing the estimated $45 million cost of the Nov. 8 special election that Schwarzenegger proposed Monday.
The governor is backing three ballot initiatives that call for imposing a cap on state spending, stripping lawmakers of the power to draw their own districts and increasing the time it takes teachers to gain tenure.
At times during Schwarzenegger's speech, cheers and boos mingled, and the graduates themselves appeared eager to hear the governor. Many applauded at one point when the noise from the bleachers briefly subsided.