a recent conversation (roughly paraphrased):
v: Do you think this is just his way of exhibiting some sort of lame machismo? You know–invite a mainstream international pariah to speak on your turf and then publicly school him? Or is he just trying to weather the fallout of a controversial decision by abandoning his faith in public discourse and uniting with the taunting masses? Pointless, either way.
goofball: Why did they invite him to do the commencement speech anyway?