The text of Obama's speech to schoolchildren has been posted. It's OK--starts condescending, then gets reasonably inspiring. But there's one paragraph I gagged on. ( Drudge did too).
Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn . But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it. [ Gag-phrases boldfaced .]
Those are all the people who are trying to help--families, teachers, and Barack Hussein Obama? He's
"working hard to fix up" classrooms? I hope not! He has two wars and a health care bill to worry about, and a whole lot of other politicians and bureaucrats whose job it is to refurbish up school facilities. Is he Superman? Obama's willingness to cut out all the other players does suggest an unnattractive solipsism and egotism
at best and ... a
troublesome cult-building instinct
well, let's just leave it at that.
Here's the thing. It's not too late to fix this graf! Obama hasn't actually delivered the speech yet. A little last-minute pencil editing and his critics won't have a whole lot to work with. Start by replacing every use of the word "I" ...
Update: Obama did not take kausfiles ' advice. ... 11:59 P.M.