Schools To Obama: Not Interested In What You Have To Say

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    Mar 08, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    Apparently there is some kind of contest where the "winning" school gets to have their graduation ceremony's commencement speech delivered in person by President Obama.

    Problem is... nobody wants him! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    "As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday," the memo said. The memo also urged recipients to, "please keep the application number close hold."

    A follow-up memo on February 28 reported receipt of 68 applications. Noting the competition among more than 1,000 schools last year, the memo said, "Something isn't working." It called on staffers to ask "friendly congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral offices" to encourage schools to apply.
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    Mar 08, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    you'd think any senior class would be thrilled to have a sitting head of state be the guest speaker at their commencement ceremony. Only the most short-sighted would turn down such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, regardless of personal political convictions. Any school that did not apply for this is not doing its best for its students at giving them unique educational opportunities (like having the President of the USA at your little high school graduation, as though your high school was as important as the great national and global issues that a President deals with.

    To not apply is simply celebrating stupid. and maintaining the mediocre and mundane.

    (I like to use alliteration when addressing our shrieking hysteric because I know pleasing sounds are effective in communicating with infantile minds.