No Love for Alberto Gonzales

Pomona College uninvited former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after learning of his high price for speaking at the school.


Few of us will ever know what we're worth, but former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has an idea of his value. According to the people at Pomona College, Gonzales's $35,000 price tag (plus expenses) was quite the overestimation, and a school committee took a speaking invitation for the ex-top lawyer off the table, the Student Life reports. As one professor put it, "Call me old-fashioned, but I think there's something really gross about a celebrity lecture circuit that rewards people for misconduct, scandal, and even felony crimes." Not that she's biased or anything.