Saturday, April 11, 2009

Arizona State University Reconsidering Obama Honorary Degree, Does Not Meet Criteria (Video)

UPDATE: Arizona State University will still not give President Obama an Honorary Degree, instead it will name Scholarship after him.

Arizona St. has decided against awarding Obama an honorary degree because "his body of work" has yet to come and that he does not meet their criteria of "a way to acknowledge people for their contributions to society."

And to think, I didn't think Obama was qualified to be President! Turns out he's not even qualified to receive a bogus Honorary Degree!

Hahahahahahahahaha! Oh my god! I'm dying over here!

Wolf Blitzer claims that recent ASU honorees have "given the University a lot of money".

POLITICO reports:

Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, tells POLITICO that the school is reconsidering its widely mocked plans not to give President Barack Obama an honorary degree when he speaks at commencement on May 13 and will “honor him in every way possible.”

“There was no intended slight,” Crow said by telephone from his office in Tempe. “We had not yet talked about what honors we might give him as our commencement speaker, and we still have a month to work all that out. We don’t want anyone to think we do not recognize what he has achieved and what he means in America.”

A formal decision has not been made, but it was clear from Crow's comments that the university is headed in that direction. ASU risked becoming a national punch line if it did not quickly retreat from its policy against conferring honorary degrees on a
sitting politician.

Past recipients of ASU honorary degrees included an aloe-vera magnate, the director of "Victor Victoria," a Chinese official, a Canadian politician, and lots of donors and fundraisers.

Four days after addressing ASU, Obama will give the commencement address at Notre Dame, which is conferring an honorary degree despite some local criticism of the choice of speaker.

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