Here it is in The Associated Press.
How funny that Associate Dean of Students Neil Gerard mentions the visit of Clinton with that of Gonzales. Does he read the blog?
The former attorney general's pricey speaking fee so far has deterred at least one potential customer. Students at liberal arts school Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., considered inviting Gonzales to speak on campus next spring but could not afford paying the $30,000 to $40,000 he requested.
"He has a rather substantial speaking fee," Pomona associate dean of students Neil Gerard said. "I believe that's dead in the water."
The controversy surrounding Gonzales does have an up side: It ensures he'll remain a well-known name and help bolster his appeal as a speaker.
"He was the attorney general and was a big name, and he's in the news," said Gerard, adding that Pomona students became interested in hearing Gonzales after being approached by a speaking firm working on his behalf.
"President Clinton spoke on our campus last year," Gerard said. "And I'm not equating those two people, but I think there is an interest in big name speakers."
But more importantly, Pomona -- a school with a billion dollar plus endowment -- can't afford a $40,000 speaker?
Something tells me that some back room deals were cut. Let this just be an example that Pomona is unwilling to pay a $30,000 to $40,000 stipend. Any speaker that goes higher than that can not be invited to Pomona, lest they want to remain consistent.
Let me just say I doubt it. Something tells me that they are worried post-Minute man and Open Borders fiasco that they'll get protests. Too bad.