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Saturday, May 16, 2009

President Obama: There's always more to do


I really can't wait to see what President Obama says at Notre Dame in his commencement speech. Man oh man, he turned that whole controversy around at Arizona State University. Some folks were angry -- thought he was being dissed -- because a school spokesperson said they weren't going to give him an honorary degree. (You can read about it at www.politicsdaily.com.) Did he get all huffy and get a dig in at the administration? Nope. He's a visionary. He agreed with their reasoning: he's got a lot ahead of him, he shouldn't get the honorary degree just yet. And he used it in his speech to encourage the graduates to keep on keepin' on.

So, is he gonna get all righteous and stick it to the Catholics tomorrow because some folks are saying it's a disgrace that he's the speaker at Notre Dame ... him bein' pro-choice and all? I don't think so. He's gonna tell us somethin' G-O-O-D. Can't wait.

He's not perfect. I don't agree with him on everything. And sometimes I get pissed. But he's getting a lot right.

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3 Comments:

At 6:24 AM, Blogger ryanbiddulph said...

I am pro-life but believe that he had the right to speak at the school.

There is no different set of rules for the president than there is for the common citizen in this regard. Many people who support abortion have stepped foot on campus and you can be sure that they've had debates in the classroom. It is a college university after all.

Ryan

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

One of the great things about being in or near a university: debates. Participating and watching.

Thanks for commenting, Ryan.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger s said...

It was a great speech and he was met with much more enthusiasm than dissent.

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http://www.obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=229

 

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