Here’s a shocker: the top 100 universities* in America prefer left-leaning commencement speakers to conservatives by a ratio of seven-to-one, according to a new report from the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), the principal youth activism wing of the conservative movement.
In fact, according to the YAF report, out of 106 keynote speakers scheduled to address America’s “top universities,” an astounding 71 can be identified as “liberal” while the rest are either politically unaffiliated (25) or conservative (10).
“Among the top 35 universities, only one conservative is scheduled to speak, compared to 29 liberals,” YAF spokesman Ron Meyer writes, adding that 16 White House officials have been scheduled to speak this year, more than all the conservatives combined.
“Young America’s Foundation’s previous research shows that Bush administration officials spoke at the top 100 universities a total of 14 times throughout his Presidency. In President Obama’s first three years, administration officials have spoken 29 times—more than double the total number of Bush administration speeches,” Meyer adds.Among the White House officials scheduled to speak this year are:
•Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary (Georgetown University)•Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy (Penn State University)•Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States (Virginia Tech)•Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the EPA (University of Washington and Tulane University)•Valerie Jarrett, Senior advisor to the White House (American University)•Justice Sonia Sotomayor (New York University)•John Brennan, chief counterterrorism adviser to the President (Fordham University)