Readers have e-mailed that the “IHS” above the Gaston Hall auditorium stage at Georgetown University (a purportedly Catholic school) seems to have gone missing for the presidential economic address earlier today. Perhaps someone wanted to avoid confusion, given that his speech was presented as an economic Sermon on the Mount?
In all seriousness, if the Jesuits there thought removing or otherwise obscuring it would suggest less endorsement of his views (say, on human life . . .), perhaps that was a wise prudential call. But if the White House asked, I think the White House should have been requested to give the speech at George Washington University instead.