Cavalier Attitude: University of Virginia Declines Request to Host Obama Campaign Event

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2008 seems a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?

President Barack Obama was forced to find another venue for a Virginia campaign event next week after the University of Virginia declined a request to use the campus.

University officials had said Friday that they had met with the campaign about using one of its outdoor venues on Wednesday.

But school officials determined that holding the event there would cancel or disrupt classes on the semester’s second day and would shut down adjacent buildings for the entire day.

And it sounds like somebody has heard about the Obama campaign’s penchant for stiffing the locals when it comes to paying the security freight:

The other reason the public university declined the president’s request was that they would have been asked to take on the full cost of security and because they enjoy federal and state tax exempt status would have to offer the same opportunity to Mitt Romney to avoid accusations of bias.

And in this economy, who can afford it?

Author: Doug Powers

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