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Penn’s President and Suicide Bomber

Amy Gutman, President of the University of Pennsylvania, hosted a Halloween costume party at her home last week and posed for pictures with students. This is Gutman with engineering student Saad Saadi, dressed, in his words, as a “freedom martyr.” Apologies and explanations have since flowed from all concerned, but they are completely lame. President Gutman claims not to have noticed Saadi’s costume until after the photo was snapped. Uh huh. Or maybe she found it problematic only after it appeared on websites around the world. This is the leader of one of America’s leading universities. Rick Santorum, call your office!

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