Sunday, May 17, 2009

President's Address at Notre Dame

If you have 40 minutes or so at some point (muted laughter), here’s the URL for the President’s commencement address at Notre Dame this afternoon:

Soundbites on TV can't capture the grace, intelligence and feeling of this amazing commencement address. His words are good humored, thoughtful, and utterly determined. One of his final sentences ("Remember that, in the end, we are all …") sent chills up my spine, a climax that I think many of these Notre Dame students will remember for a long time. The whole speech has subtly built to a point where that line, with its Biblical reference, packs an amazing punch, especially for these graduating students. It's a wonderful example of a powerful, resonant speech.

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