Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius gave the commencement address at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute this morning, and that school’s graduates got their first real world lesson: there’s nothing that can’t be politicized. Needless to say, her speech was interrupted by anti-contraception activists.
How they got in is unclear, as security was reportedly tight. Plus there seemed to have been a lively enough protest right outside the venue: under a sign reading “Sebelius persecutes the Church, Georgetown welcomes her,” some grim-faced children, bagpipers and weirdos from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property did what you would expect representatives of a society with that name to do, i.e. mostly look like they’re posing for Precious Moments Figurine sculptors.
But that wasn’t enough for our brave three hecklers, who snuck in and shouted her down before being ejected from the building. Because at this particular time in history, keeping people from condoms is the most crucial thing. The protestors told Fox News they didn’t represent any political party, and then I guess they winked.
Too bad they didn’t listen to her speech, which dealt heavily with the debate over public policy:
“These debates can be contentious. But this is a strength of our country, not a weakness. In some countries around the world, it is much easier to make policy. The leader delivers an edict and it goes into effect. There’s no debate, no press, no criticism, no second-guessing.”
Settle down, American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. She meant that as a negative.