Sunday, April 17, 2005

Warrior and the College Republicans Smackdown!

The artist formerly known as "The Ultimate Warrior" (now just plain old "Warrior" for some reason) made a pro-wrestling-sized ass out of himself at the University of Connecticut on April 5, and choke-slammed the UConn College Republicans as a bonus. Former WWF (or is it WWE?) star Warrior had evidently been asked to speak by the College Repubs because... well, in all actuality no one really knows. But Warrior is a right-wing radical nutjob, so I presume that's all the reason they needed. (Kind of like how our local Repubs have asked Alan Keyes to URI.) Unfortunately, Warrior turned out to be a little too nutjobby even for the College Repubs, "screaming and stomping on the stage," according to, and provoking the crowd into a frenzy (source). The evening went south when Warrior answered an Iranian student's question by saying he needed to "get a towel," and waxed philosophically on such topics as why "Queering don't make the world work." I find that a bit ironic coming from a fella who used to make a living by groping hundreds of greasy leotard-clad bodybuilders in public.

Anyway, as it turns out, the UConn College Republicans were just slightly embarrassed by their choice in speaker, and issued a deeply apologetic press release to their school paper the next morning (source). They went out of their way to make sure it be known that individual letters of apology would be sent to, "the Rainbow Center, AQUA, QUAD, the African American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, the Iranian Students Association, and the Women's Center." And just in case you were wondering, the press release elaborated that "this is not a complete list of the groups that will receive a direct written apology from the College Republicans." Sweet Jesus.

But hold on to your hats, folks! There's more! The College Republicans' press release provoked a hilarious response on "From the Desk Of Warrior" stationary that announced (in the third person, no less!) that "All of the above notwithstanding, it is somewhat sad to see how utterly spineless the UConn College Republicans have turned out to be. Not a single UConn CR voiced any objection to Warrior after the event. The detailed emails between Warrior and the UConn CRs reveal that the CRS repeatedly encouraged Warrior to single out the Tent City Trash for some re-education. Yet, it now seems that the CRS have collectively decided to bow down and beg forgiveness from various extremist, anti-American, left-wing groups who infest the UConn campus. Perhaps the UConn CRS should refrain from engaging in political activism until such time as they develop enough backbone to be able to withstand not being liked by their opponents." (source) Now that's what I call a smackdown!


Blogger URI College Democrats said...

Addendum: For those of you who enjoyed Mr. Warrior's antics, please head over to and read this hilarious email exchange between webmaster Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka and Mr. Warrior's "Director of Communications" Chris Lewis. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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