Honorary degrees, to be sure, seem fairly abstract when the cost of regular degrees is becoming increasingly prohibitive. But it really doesn't help anything when schools are so ready to tuck their tails between their legs.
The valued former aide to the Most Venerable Senator D'Amato is apparently on Kushner's ass because of Kushner's stated views on Israel. And you certainly can buy yourself some trouble talking about that. On the other hand, maybe he's incensed about the slurs to Roy Cohn's good name.