So, I have spent the last 10 years either working full-time or part-time and taking classes here and there. I am finally graduating from the Ohio State University with an engineering degree and I am super excited to be at the end of this 10 year adventure getting to this point. 30 minutes ago I hear the news, jaw dropping news... I guess it is sort of cool to have a sitting President be the commencement speaker, but I wholeheartedly disagree with about everything he stands for ideologically. At this point I don't care so much about the ceremony since none of my HS friends were in my classes and I don't know anyone graduating with me at this point. I would go to respect the office and position, but I am not sure there will not be some political messages in there and it could ruin my day.
What would you do in this situation? Bush spoke in 2002 but I think the country wasn't as divided at that point right after 9/11. If you disagreed completely with the speaker and were in my situation would you go?