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September 08, 2009



I second all you said. I hated W more than I would be comfortable saying in mixed company. However, I would never have kept my child home or threatened a school in response to a school address by him as President.


I couldn't agree more with you and Tiffany. Our principal emailed our school families over the weekend to say we would be watching Obama as a whole school. Anyone who didn't want to would be provided with another assignment in another part of the school. All kids at our school sat attentively on the gym floor and listened to Obama's address and afterwards we talked about what he said. It was a great experience! I only wish more people would act like these mature kids, instead of immature babies.


When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings

"The National Education Association denounced the speech, saying it "cannot
endorse a president who spends $26,000 of taxpayers' money on a staged media
event at Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington, D.C. -- while cutting
school lunch funds for our neediest youngsters."

Lost in all the denouncing and investigating was the fact that Bush's speech
itself, like Obama's today, was entirely unremarkable. "Block out the kids who
think it's not cool to be smart," the president told students. "If someone goofs
off today, are they cool? Are they still cool years from now, when they're stuck
in a dead end job. Don't let peer pressure stand between you and your dreams."


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