National Democrats pan Pawlenty’s ‘dis’ of Obama speech

The Democratic National Committee quickly weighed in on Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s negative remarks about President Obama’s planned televised speech to school children:

“One would think that encouragement and inspiration directly from the President of the United States to the next generation of Americans, an experience school children will not forget for the rest of their lives, would be something everyone would embrace. Outrageously, Governor Tim Pawlenty, who, as a leader in his state, should be encouraging the success of our children, would rather pander to the extreme right wing of the Republican Party by dismissing and joking about next week’s speech. The only joke here is Tim Pawlenty, who is clearly trying to out-Palin Sarah Palin in his sickening attempt to please the radical right-wing Glenn Becks of the world.

–Democratic National Committee Press Secretary Hari Sevugan

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 09/05/2009 - 09:05 am.

    The irony of the two major forces that have brought public education to it’s knees over the past 30 years, the Democrat party and the NEA, squirting tears because the American public doesn’t want them near their kids is just too much to consume at one sitting.

  2. Submitted by Donna Wollan on 09/08/2009 - 05:48 am.

    Who says the American public doesn’t want them near our kids? Glen Beck? Rush Limbaugh? Governor Pawlenty??? Give me a break, Obama’s speech to school kids is sure to be nothing but good for these kids to hear. I find it ridiculous that anyone would object to a five minute presentation encouraging kids to stay in school, can we agree that this is a good message for kids to hear? Did we hear any objection to President Reagan and President H W Bush addressing school kids? If my child had been enrolled at the school that President Bush was reading “My Pet Goat”, you wouldn’t have heard any objection from me! This whole thing is not even worth discussion. It’s time to remember, that like Obama or not, he IS the president and deserves the respect of the office.

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