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Via Daily Kos, a parent in Ohio sent this note to school with their daughter regarding Obama’s school speech. I wish my mom would’ve written permission slips like this for me:

“Despite the warnings of right-wing radio hosts, and fullycognizant that my daughter risks learning a lesson in civics, I,nonetheless, grant her permission to watch a televised address by theduly-elected leader of these United States, President Barack Obama onthe controversial subject of the importance of school.”

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What Would Buddha Do?I’m really not sure. I think Sid might not’ve given a speech on theneed to work hard in school. He might’ve told kids to get to the forestas fast as they could. Rush Limbaugh would’ve crucified Buddha’s School Speech, I’m pretty sure.

Do you find this controversy, um, well, at all…you know…racist? Or are we just upset that a highly literate president is addressing the kids, for a change? Yeesh. Here, check out Ronald Reagan’s School Speech from 1988 (more politcal, you think?). By the way, Rush Limbaugh supposedly just recommended Obama’s Speech! I guess Limbaugh is not anti-learning after all.

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