In his column “Freedom and Learning” in the current edition of Bacon’s Rebellion, Doug Koelemay criticised several conservative legislators for protesting an event billed as a sex education fair at George Mason University. Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, R-Centreville, has responded as follows:
Doug Koelemay, in his article entitled “Freedom and Learning” seems to be making the argument that George Mason University is rightly focused on the values he uses in his title, as demonstrated in the recent “Sextravaganza” event held on campus. He draws these values from the school motto, namely, “Freedom and Learning.”
There is an odd subtext that criticizes elected officials who dare to question anything the administration does, noting that legislators should only be performing “broad oversight and accountability functions”. Mr. Koelemay does not say what he means by oversight and accountability, but it is clear that his definition does not include actual oversight and accountability. Only a consultant that makes his living representing liberal Democrats could say this with a straight face.
It is interesting and revealing that Koelemay thinks it particularly egregious that the 5 legislators that opposed this event are legislators that vote against higher taxes. He does not tie this to his main point, he just sort of throws it out there unrelated to anything else in the article…. a lot like this paragraph….
Back to the main point. Now I may be wrong, but it would seem that Mr. Koelemay did not actually attend the event. I am drawing this inference because he harshly criticizes those who would “misrepresent” the event, but then he does that very thing. I am assuming this is because he is depending on third party reports and did not see the actual goings on (if he even bothered to get third party reports…). Click on “comments” in the line below to read the rest of this post.