I got this email from a local resident:
I think it would be interesting to post something about St. Olaf’s decision to bring in Karl Rove on October 1st to speak. I am actually quite appalled that our hometown Lutheran college would do such a thing. Ann Coulter was one thing- she’s an over the top media freak who makes money by being just so. Karl Rove, kindly known as "Bush’s Brain" is a criminal with little regard for the law or the betterment of our society. Frankly, I think he’s evil and should be in jail!
The slightly defaced poster on the wall of the GBM (my photo above) has more to say, as well as the blog post on Oleville, by the Political Awareness Committee (PAC) of the St. Olaf Student Government Association (SGA) . (continued)
Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush, will speak at St. Olaf College Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in Skoglund Center Auditorium. The presentation, which is free and open to the public and will include a 30-minute question-and-answer session, is sponsored by the student-run Political Awareness Committee with support from the Young America’s Foundation. The speech will be streamed live online (and will not be archived).
Rove’s talk, "America’s Challenges: Policy, the Presidency, and Congress," will present his views about how the new administration and Congress are affecting the American political landscape. Rove, who has served as a political strategist for Republican candidates across the nation, currently contributes regularly to Fox News, Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.
Past PAC-sponsored speakers at St. Olaf include activist Jesse Jackson, former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.