What’s more impressive than being valedictorian? How about giving the commencement address at your own graduation!
Congratulations to Representative Kristi Noem of South Dakota, who earned her degree in political science from South Dakota State University this week.
The rising Republican star and erstwhile winner of The Huffington Post’s biennial “Hottest Freshman in Congress” award has, by earning a degree at this late stage in her career, illustrated perhaps that it was unnecessary for her to do in the first place. She seems to have been doing more than just fine without the diploma.
No doubt, though, she fulfilled a long-deferred ambition.
Good for her.