Both Ace and Jim Hoft commented on how sad it is that the President of the United States needs to be fed a script to speak to a class of sixth graders. I can’t say I disagree. It seems the president can’t look a class of sixth graders in the eye and have a conversation with them. Instead he’s got to stand on his little podium there with a script fed to him by teleprompters and speak over their heads.
We’ve been told over and over again that he taught constitutional law as if we’re supposed to be impressed. I can’t help but wonder how he managed it without teleprompters.
Update: I have to amend my comments above. I stated that it seems the president can’t have a conversation with the kids without teleprompters. He is capable of having a conversation with a class of sixth graders sans teleprompters after all. Whew! It was his remarks about the ‘Race To The Top’ program that he delivered to a class of sixth graders that required the use of his teleprompters.
Update II: Dan Reihl has an update that takes a lot of the humor out of the photo. A commenter left this nugget of information on Dan’s post (emphasis mine):
What is even more disturbing than the need to whip TOTUS out to talk to school kids is the purpose of Obama’s visit to that school. He was announcing his desire to put billions more into his program “Race to the Top” (RttT in Obamaland cutespeak) and also create a means for school districts to bypass the authority of their State Boards of Education in order to apply for federal RttT funds. What is so disturbing about this? One of the requirements of winning this federal grant money is that local school districts must contractually agree to adopt federal curriculum guidelines, even those that have not yet been defined by the Obama Administration. Yup….the federal core curriculum issue rears its ugly head again.
Obama created the local school district bypass to these federal dollars in response to Rick Perry’s decision for Texas to opt out. Obama can’t stand Perry and the State of Texas….and was not about yield the chess board.
Posted by: riograndevalleygirl | Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 10:41 PM