Colin Powell has had a long and distinguished career as a soldier and statesman. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Bush administration Secretary of State was speaking to the 400 graduates of South Carolina State University - the state's premier historically black university - last week when he cited the big news stories of the week. Powell told the graduates that they were getting their diplomas and going out into the world during a tumultuous time that had seen a royal wedding, the beatification of a Pope, and the elimination of Osama bin Laden - "the worst person on earth."
But the news story last week that really made Powell smile was a different event. Powell told the graduates that his highlight of the week had been when President Obama released his birth certificate and blew away Donald Trump and the birthers!
The crowd roared its approval!