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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Give Her A Call, Obama

Shirley Sherrod wants to hear from Hopey/Changey:

She says she doesn't want the president to apologize to her for having her fired, just wants to

talk with him about what happened and to tell him about her experience living in the south, where he has never lived.

"I'd like to talk to him about the experiences of people like me, people at the grassroots level, people who live out here in rural America people, who live in the South. I know he does not have that kind of experience," Sherrod said.

That's exactly right, he does NOT have the same experience as her.

Nonetheless, not having the experience to know what is important about some issue has NEVER stopped this man from deciding that he DOES know what is happening.

Take public education, for example.

Obama thinks closing schools, firing teachers and principals, tying teacher evaluations and pay to test scores and adding tests in every subject at every level twice to four times a year will improve education.

Silly little man. Go back to smoking cigarettes and playing basketball with your education secretary, because you are making public education a HORRORSHOW with your policies.

Just as you did in Shirley Sherrod's case by ordering Vilsack to fire her before you knew the real circumstances of the case.

I know you don't have the guts to actually say that's what happened, but it's pretty clear from the case that the White House ordered the Secretary of Monsanto, er Agriculture, to fire her.

And the top person in the White House would be you.

So give her a call, admit what you did, admit how you didn't know what the fuck you were doing in the case but took action anyway and totally fucked things up.

And while you're at it, give me a call and we can talk about how you're fucking up public education.

Maybe we can salvage some things before it's too late.


  1. Well said! I wish Obama would give you a call on education--because you're always on the mark.

  2. He seems to like firing people.

  3. Hey, come on, with the smoking and basketball! Obama only dribbles and blows smoke when at a podium, and he does it so smoothly, like a lean, crisp, more-professorial-than-everyman Clinton.

    I like the guy. He's sharp and well-meaning. I wish he were better informed before making public judgments, and, man, do I wish he and Duncan knew SOMETHING about education. Professors tend to get really out of touch with learning from the ground up. They think they still know; they see themselves as constantly learning and teaching new things, but it's never remotely the same as dealing with the true fundamentals for the first time or teaching genuine novices. Never even close. So caught up are they in their own lectures, memoirs, worldly aspirations . . .

  4. California TeacherJuly 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Maybe she would like a beer...