Friday, September 24, 2004

Friendly college crowd at Richard Stockton hears filmmaker Moore


Dressed in his trademark attire, jeans, a black T-shirt and red baseball cap, filmmaker Michael Moore spoke at Richard Stockton College last night to preach to the converted and poke fun at his detractors.

The maker of "Fahrenheit 9/11," Moore is an unabashed liberal who attracted more Democrats than Republicans to hear what proved to be a political speech.

Moore lamented that the Republican Party of today was not the same GOP that had supported women's rights, supported the civil rights movement, built the Interstate Highway System and created the Environmental Protection Agency.

"Are there any Republicans here tonight?," Moore quipped, upon entering through a rear door and flanked by Secret Service-looking bodyguards who wore earpieces and stood watch in front of the stage.

There was a combination of applause and boos.

"Let's not boo them," Moore admonished. "Let's show them (Republicans) the right way to behave. Everyone has a Republican in the family."

"The Republicans stopped being Republicans and turned mean-spirited," Moore said. "I'm sure there are Republicans today who are ashamed at what George Bush has done to this country."

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