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Spare the accolades

| Tuesday, December 7, 2004

My name is Carlos Gutierrez and I am currently a senior finance and political science double major. I am from Mexico City. Recently, students and professors alike have congratulated me for the nomination of Carlos Gutierrez (ex-CEO of Kellogg), by the administration of President George W. Bush, for the position of Secretary of Commerce. Indeed, the overwhelming accolades received from the Notre Dame community have been incredibly supportive and have allowed me to become an instant celebrity among my peers. However, I cannot with good conscience continue reaping the benefits of this nomination; therefore, I have to make some clarifications:

1. The man nominated to the cabinet is not the same as the Carlos Gutierrez writing this letter.

2. I have never worked for the Kellogg Corporation or have sold cereal from the back of van in Mexico City in 1976.

3. I do not have a moustache.

4. I am not from Cuba.

5. And most importantly: I have yet to find a job.

I am so sorry to disappoint and inform the 27 people that have e-mailed me so far about this event, including the three people I do not know.

Thank you Notre Dame.

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

senior

Keenan Hall

Dec. 6