SILive.com - Staten Island Advance - CSI graduation: Pomp and circumstance, boos and hisses
I remember thinking Jong was a fairly useless choice as speaker.... it's nice to see a fair number of the grads at CSI have a higher standard for public speaking than the dolts who invited the oh so charming Ms. Jong.
SILive.com - Staten Island Advance - CSI graduation: Pomp and circumstance, boos and hisses:
Ms. Jong's remarks were met with some vehement disapproval.
'She gave a political speech when she was supposed to be doing a pep talk,' said the father of a CSI graduate who declined to give his name. 'Some graduates wanted to throw stuff at her. Whoever heard of a commencement speaker talking about body bags?'
Dorothy, a 48-year-old mother of a CSI graduate, categorized Ms. Jong's speech as 'all-around bashing.
'It was disgusting, despicable,' said the Fort Wadsworth woman, who would not give her surname. 'She called politicians liars, called us all liars. She trashed America. Mostly, she just wanted to talk. It was personal spewing. There was nothing about graduation.'