On Sunday Ohio State's Class of 2011 graduated inside Ohio Stadium, and President E. Gordon Gee couldn't let the moment pass without obliquely mentioning the recent troubles surrounding the Buckeyes football team:
"Let me acknowledge on this day of celebration, in this cathedral of triumph and hope, that many Buckeye hearts are heavy," Gee said. "On rare occasion, this great grand building has been home to disappointment and tumult. That is but a temporary condition."
It's a noble goal to make the football team what it once was, but what else could he say? As the president, he's expected to be a strong leader and to put a good face on everything. How long and it will take and if Gee will still be in place to oversee that still remain to be answered.
Speaker of the House John Boehner provided the commencement address and stayed away from this topic. No need to possibly mis-speak and upset his constituents.
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