Monday, February 11, 2008

Clinton, Phibbs, Edmonson--a confluence of presidentialism

Tacoma News Tribune

I had a hard time figuring out a title for this post--

When Hillary Clinton was on campus last week she gave a shout-out in her speech not simply to UPS, but also to former President Phibbs, who you may not know was once her political science professor at Wellesley. You can see the video here.

And in the Oregonian there's a nice quote from PG major and outgoing student body President Hart Edmonson '08:

UPS student body President Hart Edmonds, on the other hand, slapped a Clinton sticker on his jacket and declared his support. He said he once met Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, after winning an eighth-grade essay contest.

"Obama speaks beautifully, and there's nothing wrong with that," Edmonds said. "But Hillary can govern beautifully."