[And by the way, WHAT THE F*** IS UP WITH ARIZONA SAYING THAT OBAMA HADN'T DONE ENOUGH YET WITH HIS LIFE/CAREER TO MERIT AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM ARIZONA STATE??? THE MAN GRADUATED WITH A BA FROM COLUMBIA AND A LAW DEGREE FROM HARVARD. HE WAS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST US SENATORS TO BE ELECTED AND, OH YEAH, HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NOT TO MENTION THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN/NON-WHITE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN A NATION THAT ENSLAVED PEOPLE FROM AFRICA. SO ARIZONA STATE: WTF???!!!]
And I have to say, I know he has really great speechwriters, but DAMN! Listening to him, the eloquence, elegance, intelligence, and thoughtfulness of this speech is just incredible. He addressed, head on, the controversy over choice/abortion that plagued his invitation to Notre Dame, and he called for people to work together rather than separately--to find common ground--to realize that we have many more important issues that face us than to be divided and polarized into warring divisions.
So let me just say it again in case anyone was in any doubt: THANK GOD FOR BARACK OBAMA! THANK GOD THAT WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WANTS TO SEE US UNITED, WHO SPEAKS FROM HIS HEART, WHO SOUNDS INTELLIGENT AND RATIONAL AND WHO MAKES ME PROUD FOR ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES IN MY LIFE TO BE AN AMERICAN.
For the full text and video of Obama's speech to Notre Dame, go to the Huffington post here.
And finally, The Daily Show's take on ASU dissing Obama on an honorary degree:
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