Monday, December 15, 2008

You got your degree? Go sit on the porch!

Since I remain steadfastly pro-Southern, anti-Republican, I'm loving Congressman Marsha's commencement speech given at MSU last week...

from today's Tennessean...

Rep. Blackburn: Savor pace of the South

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday urged college graduates in her native Magnolia State, whether Southern-born or not, to appreciate the region, especially what she called its lessons learned from the front porch.

Blackburn, R-Brentwood, addressed graduates of Mississippi State University at both the Friday night and Saturday morning programs in Starkville.

She praised Southerners' finely tuned internal clocks, explaining, "We know the rhythms of life are to be enjoyed and not to be sped past."

"Anything worth doing is worth doing well, and poor decisions are almost always made in a rush. When you rush to the finish line, you are speeding past opportunities.

"As you travel in life, listen to your internal clock and go at your own pace, a pace that reflects the studied contemplation of the front porch," said Blackburn.


So I'm guessing this validates Southern Republicans' efforts to turn back the clock?