Mother Jones Magazine, of all places, has what it says is the text of the Honorary Degree to be given to President Obama tomorrow.
Hold Your Gorge:
The University of Notre Dame Confers the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on the 44th president of the United States, whose historic election opened a new era of hope in a country long divided by its history of slavery and racism. A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world stage a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good. Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to the public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Oh, bend me over and call me Stinky. I’ve read notes passed in class between teenage lovers who don’t sound as syrupy-sweet and cloying.
I’ll be very interested to see if this is, indeed, the correct text. If true, I predict the firing of the president of Notre Dame University within the month.
You’ll pardon me, but I’m diabetic. That syrupy-sweet love sonnet has left me in need of some insulin . . .