Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Return I Will to Old Brazile

I was happy to learn that Donna Brazile will be giving the keynote address at Xavier's graduation ceremony on May 9th. She's a native New Orleanian with a giant brain and such amazing political experiences. But gasp, she's a pro-choice Catholic, and Archbishop Alfred Hughes has been making a lot of waves complaining about pro-choice Obama speaking at Catholic Notre Dame's graduation. Mind you, Hughes appeared perfectly fine sharing the stage with Obama when he addressed Xavier graduates in 2006. But if it comes to Brazile v. Hughes fist-a-cuffs on the graduation stage, nobody need fear for the students' safety, because Forest "Ghost Dog" Whitaker will also be getting an honorary degree, and he's a freakin' Samurai.


Sue said...

Yep, our bishop has decided not to come because of Obama. Good riddance in my opinion, his little pink beanie on the stage (that's the view from the faculty section) won't be missed.

For the first time in 16 years, I can say I am amazingly psyched to go to graduation!!

dsb nola said...

Hughes had a snit when Loyola gave honorary degrees to the Landrieus. Loyola still gave the degrees. Hughes is just a conservative hack.


holy shit!

no pun.

i just got ghost dog in the mail toady from netflix.

life is a trip.

peace and happy easter to you and yours.

Sue said...

Today we have a cohort of diehards milling around in front of NDs entrance with giant aborted fetus pictures.

Are they Notre Dame students? graduating seniors? faculty? Nope, a bunch of fat old white men. Ain't it always the case.

mominem said...


Might they have been alumni?

Sue said...

Not likely. Apparently a "professional" protester named Terry has moved here with his organization to protest daily.