( – promoted by Clark)

The Washington University in St. Louis Student Union has decided to pay $30,000 to disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to speak at WashU on Feb. 19.

I’ll have a bit more to say later, but for now the take-home message from the Student Union is that even though this event might be “controversial” it’s worth it because it builds our university’s ‘prestige’. This, judging from the below video clip, makes us not quite as “prestigious” as the University of Florida, who managed to contribute to Gonzales’s defense fund bills before we did:

The Washington University Peace Coalition *will* be protesting this event.  Email washupeacecoalition@gmail.com if you’d like to participate.

Update: here’s the facebook event listing: http://wustl.faceboo…