Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lining up for Obama at Notre Dame

For all the Faux Hate over President Obama's commencement speech at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, they sure are lining up to see him.

Notre Dame is using lotteries to determine which faculty members will receive tickets to President Barack Obama's commencement speech May 17.

Registrar Harold Pace says faculty have been allotted 415 seats in the Joyce Center, but demand has been high among the 1,200 full-time faculty members eligible to seek tickets. So Pace says the dean of each college will decide how to allot its share.

The College of Arts & Letters conducted a lottery Monday. The business and law schools also are planning lotteries.

The Joyce Center will accommodate a total of about 12,000 for Obama's appearance, which has been criticized by some Catholics because of his support for abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research.

But it is the Pat Buchanan's of this world that don't deal with reality well.


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