After a painful four-minute long introduction (skip it and read the Wikipedia article instead), Jon M. Huntsman took the stage to deliver this year’s Commencement speech to the Class of 2010. Huntsman flew all the way from the motherland (China) for this, and it’s pretty obvious that he was excited to share his wisdom with the new crop of alums. Calling himself “the loser of a loser of an educator” (precious!), he reminded the recent grads that if all else fails, they can always resort to the world’s oldest profession–you know, politics.
Huntsman’s speech was full of all of the old clichés (discovering your passions, following your dreams, etc.), but it’s still worth watching if you need a good pep-talk. Oh, and lovin’ the uncomfortable clapping at 5:03.