Saturday, March 21, 2009

Obama Commencement at ASU

President Barack Obama is scheduled to address Arizona State University’s graduating class in what would be his second visit to Arizona in his first five months as chief executive. 
ASU’s spring commencement ceremony is expected to celebrate the graduation of roughly 8,000 students on the evening of May 13, said Terri Shafer, a university spokeswoman. 
ASU President Michael Crow praised Obama for his political progress and decision to speak to the university’s students. 
“The progressive leadership he has already displayed and the values he espouses are a great example for our students and the extended community that surrounds us,” Crow said in a prepared statement. 

ASU President Michael Crow, I am a part of the "extended community" that surrounds the university and have been for over four decades.  I have undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University and also worked at the institution for many years.  President Obama has displayed little "leadership" and certainly is not a "great example" for my extended community nor the students, one of them my daughter.  Obama's policies are no doubt progressive, however, they are already bringing economic turmoil to the country.  How can you possibly believe that creating trillions of dollars of debt that "our students" will inherit can possibly be a "great example"?

It's one thing to show the appropriate courtesy to the Office of the President, quite another to endorse an agenda that will bankrupt the country and rob generations with reckless spending.