Notre Dame News | May 17, 2016
Father Jenkins, Vice President Biden, graduates … It’s truly an honor and a privilege for me to be here with all of you today — just a regular guy who used to have a big job.
It’s been six months now since I left public service. That’s given me a little time to reflect.
And something occurred to me a few months ago about the nature of the difficult task of what we call governing: Governing is the art of the possible. Politicians these days are constantly being pushed to promise the impossible. And this being a presidential election year, you’ve been hearing a lot of impossible promises...