So I spent seven hours yesterday in the sweltering heat just to hear Obama whine about not getting an honorary degree. Due to security purposes for the ASU Graduation, we were required to be there four hours early to wait in the 100 degree weather. But I wasn't bitter. I had the opportunity to hear the President of the United States. However, I did become bitter when he kept bringing up his lack of honorary doctorate. Get over it, buddy! Also, it felt more like a State of the Union address than a commencement. Why do people have to cheer after every sentence?! We get the point! I kept thinking, "Great! You all love Obama. Now shut up!" But I'm glad that I went so I could support Emily getting her Master's Degree in Education. Go EM!! Even if she didn't want to be there and read the entire time. I found out later the book was "To Kill a Mockingbird." Oh the irony! It's little things like that that make me happy.
Moral of the Story: Obama would rather get a honorary degree rather than be honored with helping students with scholarships to get to college. Barack, your altruism amazes me! It says a lot about your stand on education . . .