In 2004, Governor Huntsman flew Sean Hannity out to speak to UVSC, purportedly in order to provide “balance” to a speech by Michael Moore.
How noble of the Utah governor to be so concerned with balance in our state. I applaud this concern. And in that spirit of balance, I would call to our governor’s attention the fact that Vice-President Dick Cheney will be speaking at the upcoming BYU commencement. Surprising as it is for this institution which claims to stand for integrity to have as their guest of honor a man whose term in office has been rife with lies, abuse of power, and corruption, this gives Governor Huntsman a fantastic opportunity to display his concern for balance. A group of BYU students, disturbed by their school’s outrageous choice for commencement speaker, have invited Ralph Nader to speak at an alternative commencement. I would invite Huntsman to provide a venue for this balancing commencement, to fly Nader out and do everything he did for Hannity to make the Nader visit happen.
Or was his supposed concern for balance just a sham through which he could further the conservative indoctrination of Utah?