White House on Notre Dame commencement boycotts

President Obama is looking forward to Sunday's commencement at Notre Dame, even as some seniors announce they will boycott the event, and his remarks will address the idea of being able to disagree with out being disagreeable.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that while there is one group organizing a boycott, there are 23 groups that have formed in support of the invitation of President Obama to speak at the graduation.
"The valedictorian is supportive of the invitation," Gibbs said. He went on to add, "Polling -- public polling done by Pew shows a majority of Catholics are in support of the invitation to speak at the commencement of -- at Notre Dame."

Gibbs was also quick to point out the rights of Americans to protest and exercise their disagreement but he cautioned the press to recognize that those who are against the visit of the President are in the minority. "I think it's important to understand it appears as if the vast majority of students and the majority of Catholics are supportive of the invitation the president accepted," Gibbs said. "And I know he's greatly looking forward to -- to seeing them."