The President of the United States appeared at my alma mater yesterday. As usual, for the straight dope on what is going on at UW-Madison’s campus outside of the athletic department, I turn to UW Law School Professor, and Obama voter, Ann Althouse.
(And for the record, if I was a student now, I would have made an effort to go see the president. Because he’s, you know, the President of the United States and all.)
Instapundit’s observation of Ann Althouse’s photos of the attendees of the Obama rally at UW-Madison is golden. Althouse’s commenters same observation is… er… goldener. (If you don’t want to click-through, it’s observations about how much whiter the crowd is than a Tea Party crowd and someone wondering if UW-Madison would Photoshop in some diversity like they used to in the good ol’ days.)
I also enjoy the video Althouse posted:
What does it take for Obama to get booed at the overwhelmingly left-leaning humanities side of the UW-Madison campus? Why, talking shit about the Packers being beat by the Bears, of course. (Which faux-Chicago sports fan Obama thinks happens on Sunday, not Monday.)
Ever see the horror movie cliche where the protagonist’s best friend/mate/sibling has been turned into a zombie/vampire/some monster and is about to kill the protagonist, but just in time the monster’s last memory of humanity comes through and he hesitates just long enough for the protagonist to escape? That’s what’s happening there.
A bunch of white, liberal college Obama zombies sitting on a hill thinking: “Hope… Change… Hope… Change… Wait a minute… Did he just talk shit about the Packers? In Wisconsin?” The difference from the cliche being that the Obama Zombies momentary humanity didn’t do anyone any good.
And I also agree with Althouse that his line about swinging up from Chicago to party in Madison is bullshit. Mostly because he looks like too much of a lightweight to survive a party that revolves around beer, schnapps, and whiskey rather than blow. But, Althouse’s commenter has a good counterpoint on this: “Eh, I believe it. It has the air of a guy driving all night to hook up with a girl.”
I encourage you to go look at the rest of Althouse’s coverage, it’s pretty enlightening.