ASU: Thanks for the Speech, But No Honorary Degree
I don't particularly care either way but it does give me a reason to smirk a bit that Arizona State University is not awarding
some honorary doctorate on Barack Obama despite his planned commencement speech this year.
It's a snub especially when you consider that ASU previously awarded an honorary doctorate to Douglas Wilder, the one-term (black) governor of Virginia, a pretty obvious comparable.
Now, comes the obvious; somebody at ASU likes him or he would not have been invited in the first place, and Arizona has the potential to be a battleground state in 2012. So the negative is that Obama may be getting some votes and supporters among those graduating seniors and their friends and family.