April 29, 2008

Turns out you can do worse than Michael Bloomberg

Last year I lamented the lame choices the U of C always makes for graduation speakers. I was pretty rough on last years speaker, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg:

I’m sure Clinton was a home run, but Bloomberg is about as relevant as he is inspirational. Just seeing his face makes me yearn for Dean Boyer’s gentle descriptions of Baptists conquering the prairie to found the Old University of Chicago in the 1850s.
Well, Northwestern Law School's graduation speaker this year puts Bloomberg to shame in terms of relevance: JERRY SPRINGER!Oh man. Talk about a let down. You spend $150,000 on tuition and they send you off with Springer.