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Top 10 Stupidest Questions Asked at Campus Lectures

“Answer the question!” is the mantra shouted from the balconies at conservative lectures on college campuses. Unfortunately, they can’t use the phrase “Answer the question!” discriminately. They shout it as the question is being asked, as the answer is being given and especially when they don’t like the answer. It would be a reasonable request if campus liberals could formulate intelligent questions. When given the opportunity to question the conservative movement’s most prominent leaders, campus liberals line up at the microphones to show off the fruits of their professors’ labor.

10. “How did you sleep at night while working for Reagan?” — Anonymous student at a lecture given by author Dinesh D’Souza, a former domestic policy analyst for President Reagan, on December 8, 2005 at Oberlin College.

9. “Who’s [sic] the terrorists?” — Anonymous student at a lecture given by Karen Hughes on October 21, 2005 at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (Jakarta, Indonesia).

8. “What scholarly contribution does ROTC offer on a campus, when it is primarily about fighting tactics and stifles free speech?” — Nicholas J. Von Pless at a lecture given by American Cause President Bay Buchanan on May 3, 2005 at SUNY-Cortland.

7. “Aren’t these [hate crime] hoaxes you describe representative stories? For every one that is faked, dozens are true.” — Anonymous student at a lecture given by author and columnist Michelle Malkin on February 15, 2006 at Oberlin College.

6. “What personally happened in your life to make you so hateful of minorities and the gay community?” — Krychelle Davis at a lecture given by HUMAN EVENTS Legal Affairs Correspondent Ann Coulter on March 8, 2006 at Syracuse University.

Coulter’s answer: “What did it take in your life to become such a sensitive panty-waist?”

5. “Why aren’t I on your list?” — Diane Nelson, associate professor of cultural anthropology, referring to author David Horowitz’s book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, at a lecture given by Horowitz on March 7, 2006 at Duke University.

Horowitz’s answer: “I guess you’re not smart enough.”

4. “You’re a rancher. A lot of us here in Kansas are ranchers. I was just wanting to get your opinion on “Brokeback Mountain,” if you’ve seen it yet? You would love it. You should check it out.” — Jeremy Parker at a lecture given by President George W. Bush on January 23, 2006 at Kansas State University.

3. “How could people contribute $20 when the average was $50?” — Anonymous student at a lecture given by HUMAN EVENTS Legal Affairs Correspondent Ann Coulter on November 21, 2002 at Roger Williams University.

Coulter’s answer: “Well, some gave $100, some gave $10, some gave $20, what you do is add them up and divide by the number of contributors, that is how you get an average.”

2. “Do you sodomize your wife?” — Eric Berndt at a lecture given by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on April 12, 2005 at the New York University School of Law.

1. “So, what do you think about conservative men [then screaming] that all they do with their wives is f*** them in the a**?” — Ajai Raj at a lecture given by HUMAN EVENTS Legal Affairs Correspondent Ann Coulter on May 3, 2005 at the University of Texas-Austin in which she did not mention gay marriage. In a telephone interview, a liberal blogger told Raj that his question was “the Texas version of Tiananmen Square.”

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Miss De Pasquale is a writer based in Alexandria, Virginia. She is the former director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Follow her on Twitter at @LisaDeP.

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