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Obama and ASU...by David Evans
« on: April 09, 2009, 08:24:48 pm »
President Barack Obama is the 2009 commencement speaker at Arizona State University on May 13th, but he will not receive an honorary degree.  His accomplishments thus far are insufficient to merit such.
 
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/04/09/no_honorary_degree_for_obama_a.html?wprss=44
 
 
Let’s see. What has BHO done?
 
Magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School where he was also President of the Harvard Law Review.
 
Only the second graduate of Harvard Law School to be elected President of the United States (Rutherford B. Hayes, who ended the Reconstruction and ushered in Jim Crow, was the other graduate)
 
Professor at the University of Chicago Law School
 
Author of two best-selling books.
 
Raised almost a billion dollars to support his presidential campaign­more, by far, than any candidate in history.
 
Generated grass-roots enthusiasm like no other candidate in modern times.
 
Best orator to assume the presidency since John F. Kennedy.
 
Incidentally, he is the first African American to be elected President of the United States.
 
 
These laurels, notwithstanding, he is deemed unworthy of an honorary degree from Arizona State University, an institution so academically chaste that these accomplishments must surely pale before its lofty standards.

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Re: Obama and ASU...by David Evans
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 07:20:28 am »
what gives with the stinginess?

on the flip side, I wonder how many 'honorary' (hee) degrees George W. has received thus far?
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Re: Obama and ASU...by David Evans
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 09:39:32 am »
what gives with the stinginess?

on the flip side, I wonder how many 'honorary' (hee) degrees George W. has received thus far?

Maybe they secretly offered, and he politely declined... I mean, its ASU for Pete's sake...

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Re: Obama and ASU...by David Evans
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 11:15:59 am »
what gives with the stinginess?

on the flip side, I wonder how many 'honorary' (hee) degrees George W. has received thus far?

Maybe they secretly offered, and he politely declined... I mean, its ASU for Pete's sake...

I can't imagine even a real ASU degree being of much use.

Proof of literacy perhaps(Which is sayin a lot in 'Zona) but other than that?

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Re: Obama and ASU...by David Evans
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 10:01:50 pm »
Between the ASU slight and the current controversy involving President Obama and Notre Dame; its a perfect illustration of how angry people are that he won.

To commit such blatant and public acts of disrespect in an era of both political correctness and the 24HR news channels show just how heartfelt their resentment is.