Senator Attempts Humor, Makes Fool of Self

Republican Senator Ben Sasse gives the worst commencement speech in memory, at the worst possible time.

Not every speech can be the Gettysburg Address. But every speech does have the potential to be a rhetorical train wreck like this going-viral commencement speech by Republican Senator Ben Sasse.

Investigators are still on the scene, but we know the cause of the accident already: At a moment when kids actually need sincere leadership from a government official, the vain and tone-deaf middle-aged senator had needs of his own. And either his speechwriter failed to warn him away from this—or Sasse failed to listen.
Perhaps a speechwriter can show this cautionary video to the next would-be sidesplitting senator to prevent another senseless tragedy. —DM

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