Persuasive explanations – Part 2

In more “They oppose us because of their dogmatism, we oppose them because of our principles” news, the Rutgers faculty opposition to Condoleeza Rice’s commencement address has been explained by Republican New Jersey assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (here):

[It is] nothing more than a political firestorm fueled by their hatred of an opposing ideology, and President George W. Bush in particular.

Of course.  If what you mean by ‘hatred of opposing ideology’ is opposition to torture, objections to a poorly researched case for war, and reluctance to embrace American exceptionalism, that’s right.  Erm, but that’s not a ‘nothing more than’ sort of thing.