It's not really a bad speech…

7 Sep

But it’s how it was presented.

Personally, I agree with the decision of Chesterfield County Schools to not show the President’s speech on the first day of school.  And I appreciate their logic that there’s a bit too much chaos on that day anyway.

But reading the President’s speech, the text of which was released today [Fox News], I’m thinking it wasn’t such a bad speech.

Then again, the text of the speech was released after the controversy and after the White House retracted the Department of Education’s propaganda lesson plan which called for students to write letters about how they could help the President.

Like Michelle Malkin says: It’s not the speech, it’s the subtext

I don’t quite agree with Michelle about the subtext.  I think the speech, by itself, is okay.

Had this been, from the outset, a speech to encourage kids to stay in school, do their best, even volunteer their time, much of the controversy would never have happened.  But that wasn’t the original intent. 

And that’s why this was a problem.

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3 Responses to “It's not really a bad speech…”

  1. Kev September 8, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    You’re both stupid.

    Stop making conservatives look bad.

  2. Michael September 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    Thanks bunches for your thought provoking commentary.

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  1. This is my final post about “The Speech” - September 8, 2009

    […] Okay, so the speech is over. And last night we admitted that it wasn’t such a bad speech. […]

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