Saturday, May 16, 2009


I like Nate Silver's words about how the kerfuffle being raised by culture warriors about Obama speaking at the Notre Dame graduation is a selfish attempt to upstage what should be a happy and exciting day to celebrate the accomplishments of the students.
Those who have chosen the Notre Dame commencement as the latest battleground in the culture wars should remember that most of the graduates and their friends are celebrating their own accomplishments, and are pleased to be honored with the presence of the President of the United States at this event (I can understand, as someone whose college graduation was graced with an address by a local architect/real estate developer). Jack's right. The ostensible subjects of this event are complete bystanders, whose views are being solicited only to the extent that they are willing to turn their own big day into a political circus.

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