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British comedian Eric Idle leads the a gathering of about 4,000 people in the Monty Python song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” at the close of his commencement speech.

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A few sacred cows were slaughtered in British comedian Eric Idle’s commencement speech.

WALLA WALLA — What some considered the third-best commencement speaker in the nation turned out to be the best choice for the Whitman College graduating class of 2013.


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