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Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' (CAPTION-N-PUKE!)
Yahoo News ^ | 5/14/05 | CHARLES ODUM

Posted on 05/14/2005 4:00:54 PM PDT by Libloather

Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge'
CHARLES ODUM
Associated Press
Posted on Sat, May. 14, 2005


Democratic U.S. Sen. and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds the just graduated women from Agnes Scott College as she joins them for a group photo after the graduation ceremony at the school in Decatur, Ga., Saturday, May 14, 2005. Clinton was on hand to deliver the commencement speech and accept an honorary degree from the all women's college. (AP Photo/John Amis)

DECATUR, Ga. - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday told Agnes Scott College graduates that all women must "decide what we want to do and how we will contribute."

Clinton then listened as one of the college's most successful alumna challenged her to contribute by running for president.

Marsha Norman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Agnes Scott graduate, followed Clinton to the podium at the commencement exercise to address the class of 2005 at the women's college.

Norman encouraged the graduates to "sign up for hard work and free time and free thought and free will."

Then, gesturing to Clinton, Norman added: "Sign up for women presidents."

As Clinton smiled, appearing slightly embarrassed, the crowd cheered.

Norman and Clinton were awarded the first honorary doctorate degrees given by the small liberal arts college near Atlanta.

Clinton, a graduate of Wellesley College, another women's institution, was lauded by Agnes Scott chairwoman of the board of trustees Harriet M. King as a "defender of human rights" and "a resolute defender of the rights of women and girls."

Clinton was in Atlanta Friday for a fund-raiser for her 2006 Senate campaign in New York. She never mentioned 2008 presidential aspirations in her 19-minute speech, but she joked she might be tempted to take advantage of the "fifth year free" option offered by Agnes Scott College.

"I think every once in a while we all need a break, to see what we want to do with our lives," Clinton said.

Added Clinton: "Now it is up to each of us to decide what we want to do and how we will contribute."

Agnes Scott president Mary Brown Bullock introduced Clinton to the crowd that included 200 graduates. Bullock said the college has had other distinguished guest deliver commencement speeches but said "none has created the buzz and sense of excitement that Hillary Rodham Clinton has brought to this campus."

Bullock noted that Clinton could have accepted an invitation to speak at any college, but Clinton said she was drawn to Agnes Scott's "extraordinary record of educating women and it's commitment to carry on that legacy into the future."

Said Clinton: "There has never been a time in human history where it has been better to be a young woman alive and living in America. There has never been any generation of young women with so many choices and so many opportunities to live up to their God-given potential. With that extended opportunity comes new responsibilities."

Clinton said that in America "and increasingly around the world, women are assuming their rightful places in every walk of life, and I am very pleased about that."

Clinton is the first wife of a former U.S. president to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

"People ask me today is there still a role for women's colleges and I answer immediately 'Absolutely,' " she said. "What I hope we can do is spread women's education across the world. It could be one of America's greatest legacies."


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Former first lady Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., ssits to applause from Harriet King and others during the graduation ceremony at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., Saturday, May 14, 2005. Clinton was on hand to deliver the commencement speech as well as accept an honorary degree from the women's college. (AP Photo/John Amis)


U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., left, shakes hands with Harriet King as she is awarded an honorary degree from Agnes Scott College after delivering the commencement speech at the women's college in Decatur, Ga., Saturday, May 14, 2005. (AP Photo/John Amis)


"You'll NEVER be smarter than me but congratulations any way..."

1 posted on 05/14/2005 4:00:56 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Where do they learn to smile like that? She and other "celebrities" always have that strained ear-to-ear grin plastered on their faces. I don't think I could do it.


2 posted on 05/14/2005 4:04:49 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: Libloather
all women must "decide what we want to do and how we will contribute."

I think many will dedicate their souls to leftist "activism," realize at age 40 they are losing their chance to become mothers, and wind up embittered.

3 posted on 05/14/2005 4:06:31 PM PDT by Tax Government (Put down the judicial insurrection. Contribute to FR.)
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To: Libloather

Boxers or briefs?
5 posted on 05/14/2005 4:11:20 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Libloather

What's the deal with the African garb? Bet they don't let the white folk wear a special scarf.
6 posted on 05/14/2005 4:13:03 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Libloather
What I hope we can do is spread women's education across the world. It could be one of America's greatest legacies.

What exactly does that mean?

Does Hillary propose invading Saudi Arabia and Jordan? When she makes vague statements like that one hopes that she is merely a pathological liar and not quoting from her unpublished version of Mein Kampf.
7 posted on 05/14/2005 4:17:38 PM PDT by cgbg (When do I wake up from this socialist nightmare?)
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To: Libloather

"Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?"


Her large team of plastic surgeons have managed to modify her base Joe Pesci look into a Jackie Chan.

8 posted on 05/14/2005 4:24:30 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

Botox alert!

9 posted on 05/14/2005 4:30:01 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: Libloather
"Clinton was on hand to deliver the commencement speech and accept an honorary degree..."

...she "accepted" it but didn't "take" it?

10 posted on 05/14/2005 4:30:35 PM PDT by Jumpmaster (Teddy is all wet.)
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To: Libloather

Jimminy Cricket!

Clinton is the first wife of a IMPEACHED former U.S. president to be elected to the U.S. Senate.


11 posted on 05/14/2005 4:35:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

Come on...this is sick.

So many pics of her on one page. Have some mercy. I'm going to be soft for like 3 weeks now.

:(


12 posted on 05/14/2005 4:39:35 PM PDT by Atheist_Canadian_Conservative
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To: Libloather

Hillary Somethineruther, Democrat Senator of the Smoking (for terrorists) and Non-Smoking (for citizens) state of New York, accends to Queen in the House of Slytherin.

HOUSE SLYTHERIN

Salazar Slytherin was the founder of this house. He was astut, cunning, ambitious and power-hungry. One ability made him special: He was a so called Parselmouth, a person who can talk to snakes. Therefore the green and silver coat of arms of house Slytherin bears a snake on it. Slytherin was the one who broke the friendship of the four founders. He just wanted pupils at Hogwarts who came from pure-blood familys. In his opinion pupils with Muggle-parents shouldn't be allowed to study magic.

13 posted on 05/14/2005 4:42:24 PM PDT by JesseJane ((Close the borders))
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To: andyandval

I'm not sure if it's botox or if she applies her makeup with one of these:

14 posted on 05/14/2005 4:47:15 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: ItsForTheChildren

The turtleneck helps too!


15 posted on 05/14/2005 4:54:33 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Your right about the African garb, but why do poiticians always grab a black person and stick em up front for a camera shot.. even the republicans do that..


16 posted on 05/14/2005 4:59:14 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Libloather

Sexism is alive and well at this podunk college.


17 posted on 05/14/2005 5:26:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Libloather

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1403292/posts


18 posted on 05/14/2005 5:47:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Libloather

Iggity Piggity Poo for you!

19 posted on 05/14/2005 7:26:39 PM PDT by Bassfire (freepin with a smile)
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To: andyandval

20 posted on 05/14/2005 8:17:38 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: andyandval
The turtleneck helps too!

True, because without it and the makeup...

21 posted on 05/14/2005 8:27:08 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Andy from Beaverton

I have a friend at this college and asked her the same question. The scarves are for a black club that they have on campus. Anyone in the club gets to wear it for graduation


22 posted on 06/15/2005 8:41:12 AM PDT by MotheroftheWorld
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To: BenLurkin

Atlanta is not exactly "poduck"


23 posted on 06/15/2005 8:42:37 AM PDT by MotheroftheWorld
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