Hey Joe

plungerUVU has a unique history of inviting eccentric speakers to campus. There was of course the cataclysmic 2004 Michael Moore/Sean Hannity episode. Then there was Ralph Nader conducting an alternative commencement for disgruntled BYU students in 2007.

Well, the good news is, it seems, we intend to continue this tradition. On Nov. 18, Joe the Plumber, the renowned blue-collar man who happened to run into Obama on the campaign trail, is coming to speak.

I have a feeling Joe is going to love it here — it’s mostly his crowd. He will be surrounded by other like-minded conservatives who agree that Marx is a four-letter word. He’ll likely find a crowd receptive and warm to his cautionary and catapulting message and his wisdom anchored in the years of being an unlicensed plumber (not that I care, but it’s true).
Who knows, maybe it’ll be enough to make him conclude, “Those Mormons are alright” in his next book.

Let’s applaud the decision to bring Joe the Plumber to campus. Even if you’re not sold on his blue-collar tao, you can at least bask in the knowledge that you attend an institution that allows for such odd stumping and discourse to occur.

Plus, I’m guessing he isn’t too expensive to bring in — at least let’s hope not. The only disclaimer is that there better not be any complaining the next time a Moore, a Kucinich or some other leftist comes to town.

But of course there will be. Whatever.

11 thoughts on “Hey Joe

  1. As I just commented on the preceding opinion piece that was written about Joe, I object to polarizing figures on both sides of the spectrum. What a waste of time and money. (Hopefully less money this time.)

    PS. Are you asserting that “Marx” isn’t actually a word with four letters in it? (I pose that question facetiously. I know how you intended it, but it seemed awkward when reading it.) 😉

  2. @whatever

    LOL, but for some reason my boring comments forced you to respond.

    PS. Just because I go to the same school as you, doesn’t mean I leech off my parents like you.

  3. My response was simply conjecture about how you might have arrived at that conclusion. I’m no psychology major, but I think they call it “projection”.

  4. Nothing like a little lighthearted banter to dispel the boredom of PHYS-2210.

    (As noted by whatever, the boring class has clearly bled through to my posts.)

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