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Bryant tells grads there is a ‘bit of Superman in us all’

Phil Bryant

Phil Bryant

POPLARVILLE — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is encouraging community college graduates to find their inner superhero.

The Sun Herald reports that Bryant spoke Thursday during commencement at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.

He told the crowd that he believes “there’s a little bit of Superman in us all.”

He says he became a Superman fan when he was a dyslexic child struggling to read.

Kryptonite is the one thing that could destroy Superman, and Bryant compared the fictional substance to alcohol, drug abuse and pornography.

He says: “Kryptonite exists in all our lives. You just have to determine what it is and stay away from it.”

At the end of his speech, Bryant opened his academic robe to reveal he was wearing a Superman T-shirt.

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