In an apparent effort to appear politically well-rounded after speaking at Wesleyan last May, President Obama delivered the commencement address at Notre Dame University’s graduation ceremony yesterday.
It was controversial for some wingnuts because it’s a Catholic institution and Obama is pro-choice, but it turned out mostly fine except for this minor hitch:
Transcript after the jump:
For Immediate Release May 17, 2009 3:06 P.M. EDT
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
THE PRESIDENT: I also want to congratulate the Class of 2009 for all your accomplishments. And since this is Notre Dame —
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Abortion is murder! Stop killing children!
THE PRESIDENT: That’s all right. And since —
AUDIENCE: We are ND! We are ND!
AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can!
THE PRESIDENT: We’re fine, everybody. We’re following Brennan’s adage that we don’t do things easily. (Laughter.) We’re not going to shy away from things that are uncomfortable sometimes. (Applause.)