It looks like Arnold was heckled during his Santa Monica College commencement address. However, unlike the numerous reports of leftist polemics disguised as graduation speeches, it doesn't look like Arnold spent much time on politics.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to his alma mater turned into an exercise in perseverance when virtually his every word was accompanied by catcalls, howls and piercing whistles from the crowd.

Schwarzenegger's face appeared to redden during his 15-minute commencement address Tuesday to 600 graduates at Santa Monica College, but he ignored the shouting as he recalled his days as a student and, later, his work as a bodybuilder and actor.

"Always go all out and overcome your fears," he told the graduates. "Work, work, work. Study, study, study."

I wasn't there, and I haven't read a transcript, but it seems that Arnold appropriately focused on the students and did his best to give them advice for future success -- which he is eminently qualified to do, regardless of what one thinks of his politics. Nonetheless, the leftist "liberals" who are so in favor of free speech attempted to scream him down and prevent him from speaking, essentially resorting to the thuggery that is apparently the left's only remaining contribution to civilization.

One Democrat, at least, thinks that perhaps it's inappropriate for the professors to politicize their students' graduation. And no, it doesn't make you a "bad Democrat", it makes you part of the civil discourse our nation relies upon.



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