Tuesday, September 8, 2009

All the fuss

Today I went to CNN.com's "Latest News" and started going down the list of recent newsworthy events.
# 2 and 3 of the list of 20 or so things were related to Obama's address to students today.

A couple of quotes caught my attention:

In the past week, news of Obama's speech had upset some parents.
"Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me," suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH last week, before the text of the speech was released.

Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer accused Obama last week of trying to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."

I do not understand all the fuss BEFORE anyone even heard the speech (or read it). I think that this sort of flippant attitude and disrespect for our country's President is ridiculous and embarrassing.

The speech turned out to be a call to study hard, do well in school, and do your best...certainly things that Obama has done...as painful as that may be for some to admit.

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