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    Los Angeles – A controversy is erupting over Sarah Palin's June speaking engagement at a campus of California State University.

    A student protest group and other critics want the university to reveal how much they're paying her, which they suspect might be more than $100,000. A professor has started a Facebook gripe group. And a state senator is pressuring university officials to disclose Ms. Palin’s compensation or be prosecuted under state law.

    The CSU speech, held at the Stanislaus campus in Turlock, will celebrate the university’s 50th year. CSU officials have publicly stated they cannot release Palin’s compensation due to a confidentiality term in her contract. But Sen. Leland Yee (D) of San Francisco, who chairs of the committee on public records and open meeting laws, says the public – including students – have a legal right to the information.

    The incident has ignited debate over the role of university speakers and free speech.

    Controversial speakers stir the pot“Most sensible people understand that colleges should give a forum to controversial speakers in order to make students and others think and react,” says Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia. “We have a ‘stirring-the-pot’ role to play in society. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay big bucks in tough times to give controversial speakers a platform. Expenses are one thing; a big fat speaking fee isn’t free speech.”

    On campus, the vitriol erupted almost as soon as Palin’s engagement was announced.

    “We are demanding that the CSU Foundation disclose the full amount paid for Mrs. Palin's speaking fee and all other expenses associated with the contract that both parties have entered,” said Alicia Lewis, CSU Stanislaus student leader, in a statement.

    Zoology professor Patrick Kelly, who started the anti-Palin Facebook page, says, “The Foundation’s board of directors are not only dismissive of the need to involve faculty, staff and students in the selection of the keynote speaker for the 50th anniversary gala, they apparently are also tone deaf to the mission and purpose of our university.”

    “Do they understand how disrespectful and damaging this secretly-conducted pursuit of celebrity and controversy is to the faculty, staff, students, graduates and legacy of CSU Stanislaus?” asked Professor Kelly in a statement.

    State politics involvedThe controversy has found its way to the state capitol.

    “CSU Stanislaus officials sought out Sarah Palin, negotiated her contract behind closed doors, and are now welcoming her to our public university, yet they think they are above the law in disclosing to the public the cost of her appearance,” said Senator Yee, in a statement. A law authored by Yee in 2008 states that regardless of any contract term to the contrary, a contract between a private entity and a state or local agency is subject to the same disclosure requirements as other public records.

    Yee says if the university’s administration has documentation of the Palin contract – which he claims “would be logical” considering the foundation is fully staffed by public employees within the administration – then state law would require the release of such information at the request of a member of the public. “State law is explicitly clear that such confidentiality clauses hold no legal bearing,” he says. “If the CSU administration has documentation of this compensation contract, then they need to immediately disclose it. Students and members of the public deserve and have a right to view this contract.”

    Add another speaker for balance?Others say the speaker should be broadly acceptable to avoid spoiling the day for some grads and their families. Still others say an opposing speaker could balance the festivities.

    "The Palin invite is good," says Robert Langran, political science professor at Villanova University. "It would also be good for the school to bring in another speaker with the opposite point of view to try to achieve a balance."

    Whatever the objections, many say they are exacerbated by tough economic times. A national day of action saw student rallies that began in California spread nationwide in protest of cuts in education. There were campus strikes and sit-ins.

    “Our students are being slammed by enormous fee hikes while cuts mean they can’t get the classes they need,” says Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association. “This resistance to transparency is another slap in the face. CSU executives are at the top of these so-called auxiliaries, and they need to show more respect for the people they supposedly serve.”

    CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani has declined to comment about Palin's appearance, referring questions to Matt Swanson, president of the university foundation which invited Palin. "I am thrilled that we're in a country where we can exercise our free speech," Swanson told the Sacramento Bee.


    Planned Sarah Palin CSU speech stirs California protest - Yahoo! News

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    Sinking pretty low there buddy...

    Starting to look like a real Obama loving forum infiltrating troll...

    You do the Conservatives in this country or anybody that Opposes the current administration & congress for that matter a great disservice by disrespecting & belittling and besmirching the most popular & influential Conservative in the Country; and most vocal opponent of the current administrations Socialist Utopia they are trying to shove down our throats...


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    You forgot to say Sarah is also a MILF.

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    If she runs I will vote for her!

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    She may not be the very best one for the job but she is head and shoulders above the traitor we have now. For that matter she is better than a lot of the Republicans.
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    Wonder what kind of facebook protest page that zoology professor would make if Mahmoud Al-Abdul Muhammed Skyhook Ahmadinejad was to be the guest speaker . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Area Man View Post
    Wonder what kind of facebook protest page that zoology professor would make if Mahmoud Al-Abdul Muhammed Skyhook Ahmadinejad was to be the guest speaker . . .

    Indeed! That would be a Facebook protest page worth reading, wouldn't it, Area Man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post


    Sinking pretty low there buddy...

    Starting to look like a real Obama loving forum infiltrating troll...

    You do the Conservatives in this country or anybody that Opposes the current administration & congress for that matter a great disservice by disrespecting & belittling and besmirching the most popular & influential Conservative in the Country; and most vocal opponent of the current administrations Socialist Utopia they are trying to shove down our throats...

    Love the "Troll Spray", Bo!
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    Wouldn't want to let freedom of speech get in the way of liberal values now would we?
    Heavily medicated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative Wife & Mom View Post
    Love the "Troll Spray", Bo!
    Yes but we need a stronger batch of it.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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