I don't think Oregon is really a swing state, but her brother is the basketball coach at Oregon State, so I'm guessing that has something to do with it.
At the very least, when politicians are deciding where to do commencement addresses, they're going to favor places that have some potential pay off to them, unless they have some connection to the university . I kind of doubt that it will be all that political (because being too political would be bad politics).
Oh, I don't think her speech will be political at all, probably inspirational if anything "go out and do...." etc. But her presence is political,she didn't just pick VT out of a hat. And her brother at Oregon? That works, I'm just saying there are very specific reasons why those are the places she's going. Don't want to make a big deal out of it, I wouldn't mind showing up to see that, just an eyebrow raiser for me.
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