About That Bush I Education Speech

Byron York points out that the Democrats investigated George HW Bush’s speech. This is delicious:

Unlike the Obama speech, in 1991 most of the controversy came after, not before, the president’s school appearance. The day after Bush spoke, the Washington Post published a front-page story suggesting the speech was carefully staged for the president’s political benefit. “The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props,” the Post reported.

With the Post article in hand, Democrats pounced. “The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students,” said Richard Gephardt, then the House Majority Leader. “And the president should be doing more about education than saying, ‘Lights, camera, action.'”

And as Lorie Byrd pointed out President Obama invoked God. He said “God Bless America” at the end of the speech. Um hello, atheists. That’s just wrong, right? That blending of church and state. It’s almost like church IN school. /sarcasm

Democrats didn’t like using the Presidential platform to reach into the classroom, but now, it’s a-ok.

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