I can not imagine what took so long... The highlight of which was the reaction to the 2/7/06 meeting which featured the comments of amongst others Jill Edwards and Ashley Miller.
Here is the "money quote".
Lee Dunbar said he has been witness to blatant disregard and disrespect toward students and their right to express themselves freely.
He said he personally apologized to Ashley Miller, Jill Edwards, Karl Smith, and others who received hateful or hurtful emails or phone calls.
He said he would do everything in his power to prevent such blatant disrespect
for student's opinions.
He said Senate acts as a center for the community, and that the debate that
takes place in Senate must be preserved.
Rene Singleton said that as an advisor, she thought the debate last week was
superb both in quality and respect.
Sounds to me that Lee Dunbar, President of the ASUW, thinks its OK for student Senators to say anything they want without consequences. So I guess if a Senator dropped the N word or used derogatory language regarding gays or lesbians, President Dunbar would say its inappropriate to criticize those comments. Yea right.
Does President Dunbar understand how the first amendment works? The first amendment allows you to say what you want without fear of being prosecuted by the government for the speech, it does not protect you from criticism for what you have said or repercussions such as public ridicule or losing your job from making outrageous statements. Jill Edwards and Ashley Miller can say anything they want, anywhere they want... as can I. So if they say something I think is stupid, I have just as much right to say so and tell them as they did in making the original statement.
Lee Dunbar is a moron for saying what he said. What are you going to do about that Lee?