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Rachel Maddow Delivers Commencement Address at Smith College

Rachel Maddow Delivers Commencement Address at Smith College

Rachel Maddow addressed the class of 2010 at Smith College on Sunday. The MSNBC host told the graduates, "Personal triumphs are overrated." While we weren't there, we imagine the lesbian student body went berserk at Maddow's appearance.

Rachel Maddow addressed the class of 2010 at Smith College on Sunday. The MSNBC host told the graduates, "Personal triumphs are overrated."

Maddow invoked the destructive obsession of the early-20th century Prohibition campaigner Carry Nation to support her point about the dangers of overly zealous agendas. She compared the corruption of the Prohibition era to the Interior Department under the Bush administration, with "that one office where they were snorting meth off the toaster oven."

Smith College also bestowed the degree of doctor of laws honoris causa on Maddow.

"When given the choice between fame and glory, take glory," said Maddow to the 800 graduates.

While Maddow gave a witty and inspiring speech, she makes the lesbians in the crowd go wild with a tongue-in-cheek insider reference to the lesbian symbol the labryus.

 

 

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