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Sleep on your back, ash in your shoes, and always use the old sense of the word*

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How'd Daley's commencement speech go?

"It was the most generic speech anybody could come up with," said Laila Chen, a political science graduate who grew up near the mayor's Bridgeport neighborhood. "None of it was directed to us. It was just about him selling himself, the city, the Olympics. He could have given that speech to anyone, anywhere, anytime—and he probably has."

Tyler Brandt, a computing graduate from Berkeley, Calif., said, "He spent a lot of time talking about what he had done and all the things that made him great and not so much time talking to us."

I have nothing to add here except that the political science grad student quoted above clearly doesn't read the paper or she'd be even more underwhelmed, and that--to make a gross generalization--IT/IS types are good at cutting through the crap.


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