Dear dawg, just look at what the Cambridge Union Society has gone and done…
Celebrating its 200th anniversary, the Cambridge Union Society has released a sneak preview of the Lent Term 2015 termcard, with highlights including Stephen Fry and Sarah Palin.
Reflecting on the varied fields of the revealed speakers, Amy Gregg, President of the Union for Lent 2015, commented: “I’m extremely pleased that we have begun our Bicentenary year with such a diverse range of prominent speakers. As ever, the Union strives to offer members the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s most significant and influential public figures.”
Well, I certainly would have no argument with Stephen Fry. He is intelligent and funny as hell. But Sarah *fecking* Palin? What could these students have been thinking?
Renowned as an activist as well as a comedian, writer and actor, the debate in which Fry will participate in will likely draw on his views as an atheist and a humanist, though the motion is yet to be announced.
So what does the old hooah have to offer, I wonder.
Controversial American politician Sarah Palin will then speak on the 2nd of March. The first female Republican to be nominated for the Vice Presidency, during the 2008 Presidential election, Palin has more recently spent time as a political commentator for Fox News, and has starred in ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’, her own reality show. Her book, ‘Going Rogue’, has sold over two million copies.
Sarah Palin couldn’t hold a candle to any of these guys. She is not at the races at all and will be desperately outclassed. I don’t know whether she is participating in a debate, or whether she will be just a speaker.
On the 13th of March, journalist and Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow will speak. A well-renowned journalist, Snow has received numerous awards for his work including five Royal Television Society Awards. Union members can expect to hear about a range of current topics in his talk – last year, Snow’s work involved a head-to-head with Russell Brand and ground reporting from the conflict in Gaza.
One thing I do know. The British press is not at all like the MSM in the USA. If she arrives looking like something the cat dragged in, the press will have a field day with her. I have a lot of respect for the students of Cambridge, but one has got to think that this is one sick joke. I hope she doesn’t go looking for Maggie Thatcher.