At the request of one of our most beloved readers, the charming, talented, and lovely Buttercup, I have decided to bestow a long overdue honor upon one of the first casualties of the Ave Maria Fiasco. Thus, on this--albeit belated--celebration of the Feast of the Ascension (hat tip: US Bishops), we at Fumare wish to postumously bestow the Fumare Medal of Freedom to an unknown soldier. A soldier known simply as "A Mouse."
WHEREAS, on December 7, 2005, Pearl Harbor Day, a meeting of the illustrious members of AMSL's Board of Governors was held via telephone;
WHEREAS, during the telephonic conference, interference ensued interrupting the transaction of business and causing Mr. Monaghan's hearing aid to whistle;
WHEREAS, Professor Robert George was confused as to whether it was interference or just Mrs. Kate O'Beirne speaking;
WHEREAS, Dean Bernard Dobranski threw out a hip as a result of walking back and forth in his office, trying to get better reception;
WHEREAS, general tumult and confusion ensued at said meeting;
WHEREAS, in a Memo dated December 8, 2005, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Gubernator Ejectus Charles E. Rice offered a dedicatory, to wit,
BE IT RESOLVED, THEREFORE, that Fumare, acting upon the advice and recommendation of Professor Charles E. Rice, and after due consideration, debate, and calling upon the assistance of our elders and superiors, dedicates, consecrates and commemorates this heroic Mishawakan mouse as the first fatality in the struggle for Ave Maria School of Law. Indeed, he gave his all. May he be remembered and cherished.