Must not criticize Obama at an American university

We read:
"The University of Tennessee bookstore has quit selling packages of breath mints that satirize President Barack Obama. Officials pulled the product, which were called 'dissapoint-mints,' after state Rep. Joe Armstrong (a Democrat) visited the bookstore and told the manager he found the mints offensive.

Armstrong told The Knoxville News Sentinel that UT uses federal and state funds and should be sensitive to what he called 'politically specific products.'

Bookstore director David Kent said the bookstore previously carried mints that satirized former President George W. Bush and said no offense was intended."


Universities were once the place where governments were most likely to be challenged and mocked, and that was defended as right and proper. But criticizing a black socialist is sacrilege, of course -- free speech or no free speech

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