A Quaint Gesture?


Or was it something else?  The former President William Jefferson Clinton was invited to the Harvard University Class Day for seniors in anticipation for another first for women.  For the first time, there will be a female president of Harvard University.  So, was this a portent to come; a first female president of Harvard and a wishful “hope” there will be a first female President of The United States?  Surely such a lofty establishment of higher learning wouldn’t be so cavalier,  would it?  The bastion of liberal entreatments?  Perhaps.

“I was considering why I was chosen to speak. Maybe because you’re about to name (Drew Gilpin) Faust president, and I think women should run everything now,” Clinton said in a not-so-veiled reference to his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I think we were to laugh at that one.

During his speech, he mostly stayed away from politics and urged the graduates to work toward breaking social barriers.

“I believe one of the most important problems is the way people think about each other, that our differences are more important than our humanity, when our humanity is more important than our differences,” he said.

Whatever that means.  Sounds like more of that “we are in this together” tripe.


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