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Coakley’s Bid for Commencement Speaker Unsuccessful

"Well, at least I didn't lose to a Republican this time," said Coakley.

On Monday Martha Coakley suffered yet another loss as former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was chosen as the speaker for Harvard’s 364th  Commencement despite Coakley’s bid for the position.

“I give up. I just give up,” said Coakley, who recently lost a bid for Massachusetts Governor and in 2010 lost a special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat. “I’m starting to think this stuff just isn’t my forte.”

Coakley’s not-so-secret plan to use her position as an IOP Fellow to vie for the position was unsuccessful. She had recently started holding her study group sessions on the steps of Memorial Church in front of a small audience of tourists and confused freshmen.  

“It was a thrill to hear President Faust speak,” noted one tourist. “I can’t believe there weren’t more people here to see!"

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