The Right Coast

May 25, 2004
Noonan on Doctorow
By Mike Rappaport

Peggy Noonan gets it right on the booing of E.L. Doctorow at Hofstra. Here is a fun little excerpt:

I am a conservative. I have spoken at three college commencements. Each time I spoke I talked about the students, and the life ahead of them, and the nature of their achievement. I spoke to them about them. I didn't tell them Jimmy Carter is a retard or Bill Clinton is a pig. It would have been wrong to do that. It would have been boorish. It would have deserved boos.