The Denver Post this morning has up a story by Jeremy Meyer filled with local reaction to the news of Obama speaking to school children next Tuesday. Meyeer quotes several people in the story, but my remarks to him yesterday didn’t make the cut. Here’s more or less what I said:
This has all the signs of the Obama cult of personality. Parents who don’t want to subject their children to the organized hero-worship of a controversial political figure certainly can’t be blamed for wanting to pull them out. The decision should be made at the local school level, but in any case the parents at least should have the opportunity to opt out. That’s perfectly appropriate.
This morning’s Washington Examiner editorial has a similar, if not stronger, take:
Try as they might to portray the speech as a well-intentioned appeal to students to stay in school, study hard, and learn well, administration officials cannot avoid this central fact about the event – providing mass life-counseling to school kids is not what presidents are elected to do. So either the president does not understand what it means to be the nation’s chief executive, or the speech should be viewed as a trial run for something else.
With the Obama administration, it’s one arrogant blunder (or deception) after another these days. Michael at Best Destiny expounds on the President’s blunders, with a special inside perspective of how local public schools are scrambling to adapt to the mess.