Watch: Rachel Maddow’s Commencement Speech at Smith College


Rachel Maddow delivered the commencement address at Smith College on Sunday where she received an honorary degree. Maddow talked about how personal triumphs are overrated, with regard to Carrie Nation, Jack Abramoff, prohibition, the criminal economy, KFC's Double Down sandwich, the AMC Gremlin, and public policy.

She adds: "I would caution against believing the 'life is short' advice that you should live every day as if it is your last. As if you're only ever going to be roughly the age you are right now. Frankly, if all goes well, life's long. So if you might take any advice from me, I would offer this. Hopefully life is long. Do stuff you will enjoy thinking about and telling stories about for many years to come. Do stuff you will want to brag about..."

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted May 17, 2010 at 11:12am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Rachel Maddow