Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mr. T vs Mr. O.

The President of the United States, a person whom it has been said was too smart for the Presidency, said this yesterday to students across the land:

But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world - and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.

Back in the 80's a popular television and movie icon said this to students:

Mr. T wins this contest hands down. It's short, to the point, and looks good on a T-shirt.

Besides, it was said more than twenty years ago and I guarantee it is still fondly remembered by many people to this day. As I have been typing this blog entry, I've already forgotten what the President said. There were a few semi-colons or something...

I contemplated watching the President tonight but decided not to. Will he honestly say anything he hasn't already said over the past few months? I doubt it. There is a sense of urgency in this speech. For a party that controls the White House, the Senate and the House, they still can't say if this bill will pass...They could go it alone if they wanted, so why the big speech? Who are they trying to convince? I thought the public was overwhelmingly behind this plan?

We will see tomorrow....

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