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Irish Outrage

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, March 26, 2009

I am shocked and outraged by the actions of certain members of the Notre Dame community as of late. I am, of course, referring to William McTighe’s participation in the White House’s St. Patrick’s Day party (“Student plays Irish music for President” March 25). How can McTighe possibly reconcile this action with his conscience as a Catholic? How can he possibly think to share such a joyous celebration (St. Patrick’s Day) with our nation’s charismatic, brilliant and popular president when he knows full well that Obama is pro-choice. McTighe has sullied the name not only of bag-pipers everywhere but the Irish race as a whole. How can the world think anything except that McTighe’s band, the Shannon Rovers, is completely and without-exception pro-choice and thus do not value human life.

In fact, I just threw away four Shannon Rover’s CDs, two hats, six T-shirts, and one bagpipe due to their association with this group. I never thought it possible, but the Shannon Rovers are no longer my Irish pipe band.

Bernardo Garcia


Keough Hall

March 25