Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez has canceled a speech today at the University of California, Davis, School of Education commencement, university officials said.
Núñez had agreed to speak at the 4 p.m. ceremony in the Mondavi Center, but pulled out Tuesday because of a lingering labor dispute between the university and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Former President Clinton did the same thing at UCLA a few days ago.
I know that as Democrats both of these men had to do what they did, but that's part of the point. Backing out on a commitment at the last minute because of something political--and not even big political, but chickencrap political, and not at all related to graduation--I have words for that, but we'll just settle for "that's extremely poor form".
Update, 6/13/08: Clinton spoke here instead.