A Dartmouth philosphy major (figures) on having Mr. Rogers as commencement speaker:
“I had hoped for someone more awe-evoking,” said Chris Moore, a graduating philosophy major. “Some secretary of the U.N., or (Rudolph) Guiliani, or a human rights leader.”
I’m no Neighborhood fan, but I’d rather deal with Rogers’ Valium-tinged smarm than anyone from the UN or Amnesty International.
UPDATE: I’d also considered using “Valium-tainted saccharine.” Which phrase was better?