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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

When Even the Young Mormons Turn On You....

Things are looking increasingly bleak for the Bush administration.

From the Chicago Sun-Times

Cheney is target of rare protest at Brigham Young

April 3, 2007

PROVO, Utah -- Some students and faculty on one of the nation's most conservative campuses want Brigham Young University to withdraw an invitation for Vice President Dick Cheney to speak at commencement this month.

Critics at the school question whether Cheney sets a good example for graduates, citing his promotion of faulty intelligence before the Iraq war and his role in the CIA leak scandal.

The university, which is owned by the Mormon church, has "a heavy emphasis on personal honesty and integrity in all we do," said Professor Warner Woodworth.

"Cheney just doesn't measure up," he said.

The display of dissent is rare for the university. Students at BYU adhere to a strict honor code that forbids everything from drinking coffee to wearing shorts or short skirts. Students seldom even stray from campus sidewalks, leaving its lawns pristine.

"Cougars don't cut corners," is how one saying describes students.

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