Pope George on the road

The University of Notre Dame’s commencement address was delivered on May 20, 2001 by President George W. Bush. To the astonishment of many observers, the avatar of compassionate conservatism sounded like a pope delivering a liberal encyclical. Post-ceremony exegesis rules out composition by the president himself or Notre Dame’s public relations department. But whoever the wordsmith, the Vatican should hire him/her immediately.

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