Polonius has met his match

Harry Belafonte apparently tortured audiences at Duke University by speaking for an hour and a half on his life, his hatred of the Bush administration, and oh yeah...Martin Luther King, Jr.

Toastmasters would have had a field day with this guy. An hour and a half? Our presidents get flayed alive if their State of the Union address is longer than 20 minutes.

The gist of his speech: Bush is evil. He strikes fear and terror in the hearts of Americans. I knew Martin Luther King, Jr. Hugo Chavez is a good man. The government is racist. Bush failed us in Katrina. Our schools need more money.

What's worse, his speech was met with applause, though I'm sure that after 45 minutes (!!) they became more like scattered golf claps.

I still can't get over an hour and a half. No one is that interesting without an intermission. Especially someone who uses a holiday memorium address to spout his leftist ideology and criticize our current president. Just bad manners.

Posted by Portia at January 19, 2006 10:41 AM | TrackBack

Paul Wellstone memorial.

ring a bell?

Posted by: MacStansbury at January 19, 2006 11:49 AM

Belafonte just has stored up a lot of wind since his last real paying job so every now and then like a kettle he goes off.

Posted by: Larry at January 20, 2006 11:41 AM