After all the hype and hubub, Cheney's visit has come and gone. While I enjoyed my right to freedom of speech and protest, when it was all said and done I felt the need to respect BYU's decision and attend commencement. And, quite frankly, I left feeling pretty good about the whole experience. Cheney sufficiently buttered up the crowd with his anecdotes about his wife's Mormon ancestry and his play-by-play of BYU's clutch football win over the University of Utah. And it definitely didn't hurt having President Hinkley there (I truly love that man).
All in all, it was a memorable experience, which is more than many can say about their college graduations.
BTW here are some graduation pics: