Wednesday, April 12, 2006


He's stupid, and ugly, and nobody likes himi and they're deathly afraid he'll sing.

VANCOUVER -- With only 100 tickets sold in advance, Washington State University Vancouver officials are hoping for a large walk-up audience tonight for a speech by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Combining advance sales, discount tickets to 100 local high school students and giveaways to WSU students and others in the community, about 500 people are expected in the 1,100-seat auditorium at Skyview High School.


All tickets had been claimed before last year's speech by former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean. In the weeks leading to his appearance, Dean's name was in the news because of his selection as Democratic National Committee chairman.