Charlie Sheen has made a lot of new friends this past week, and he’s certainly made many in Foggy Bottom.
The founders of the group may be as enigmatic as “Mr. Tigerblood” himself, choosing to exclusively correspond with the Patriot and other media outlets using a Blackberry. Even their ‘press release’ was seemingly sent from a mobile device.
The group founders also decided to ignore several questions asked by the Patriot and instead opted to give a two and a half explanation for their endeavor, conveniently numbered from 1 to 2.5.
The founders describe themselves as “proud citizens of the US of A, pursuing our right to assemble, to protest, and to win.”
GW’s most recent (and future) Commencement speakers: Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel, First Lady Michelle Obama, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are all high-profile political figures, but the group is attempting to stop that trend. “After four (or more) years of learning at GWU, it is unreasonable to presume that a speech will change our post-graduation plans. Why must we suffer through the formulaic commencement speech? Why not hear from a man who has known both the sweet tastes of success and sour bite of failure,” the founders said.
Explaining why they want to bring Charlie Sheen to GW, the founders said, “he is an unemployed winner. And unless the job market miraculously picks up, we too will be unemployed winners.”
When asked by the Patriot if they would consider Charlie Sheen as a potential 2012 Commencement speaker, the University spokeswoman Courtney Bowe responded, “New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is our Commencement speaker and we are excited.”