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  •  Having been to Whitewater... (none)
    I can tell you with some certainty that it is not a hotbed of radicalism.  Back in the day, it used to be a place for suburban kids from Milwaukee who had bad grades in high school, and education students.

    The freaking cows in Whitewater are probably to the left of the people who live there.

    The UCC: to believe is to care, to care is to do. Also, they have cookies.

    by pastordan on Wed Mar 02, 2005 at 12:03:44 PM PST

    •  having graduated from UW-Whitewater... (4.00)
      Hey, it's my alma mater... I have to jump in.  I don't live there now but it's been the talk of the town for 2-3 weeks.  Everytime I call home, everyone has had an opinion and (paraphrasing) that opinion has been "we don't really agree with what he said; or at least, we don't really agree with the way he presented it; but he does have a right to say it."

      Pastor Dan is right.  I grew up not ten miles outside of town, went to h.s. in the next town over, and graduated college from there.

      Actually, for a small-town, it is fairly liberal and if you look at the county breakdown for the 2004 Presidential election, you'll see the area went fairly blue.  In no small part thanks to higher education in the area.  And let's not forget, Wisconsinites keep putting Feingold back into office.

      Kudos to the College Dems for highlighting the free speech issue surrounding this issue.

    •  Sponsored by the College Democrats (none)
      According to local media coverage, the College Democrats are not exactly fawning over Mr. Churchill:

      The College Democrats and Republicans both waved signs at passing traffic, with the Democrats generally welcoming Churchill and the Republicans tolerating his presence.

      "He has every right to freedom of speech, but there are a lot of people who don't agree with his words," said Matt Smits, a member of the College Republicans. "They were insensitive and deplorable. We hope he doesn't feel welcome."

      "We support the university in its decision (to allow the lecture)," College Democrat Brenda Kaebisch said. "It's a way for us to challenge his viewpoints and question him."

      But of course facts and that pesky old reality doesn't matter to Instapundit.

      "A working class person who votes Republican is like a chicken who votes for Colonel Sanders."
      --T. M., working class Democrat

      by bramish on Wed Mar 02, 2005 at 12:43:44 PM PST

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