Just as protests have caused human-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bush-era hottie Condi Rice and IMF money honey Christine Lagarde (is there a war on women?) to change their commencement address plans, Tom’s ambitious commencement address plans have hit a roadblock. Tom had lined up a string of lucrative commencement addresses at pre-schools, adult schools, technical schools and 3rd tier state colleges and private law schools.
Leaks from speech drafts indicated that Tom was planning a fiery attack on income inequality with a proposal to seize excess money from Bill Gates and give it to Warren Buffett and billionaire Keystone XL activist Tom Steyer.
With that accomplished, Tom had planned a spirited advocacy for the $110.10/hour minimum wage.
“What is in the 1st Amendment anyways?”, wondered Tom.