Oops. Texas Principal Blocked Obama's Speech, But Is Busing Students to Hear Bush Speech. Gee, I Wonder Why?
Even understanding that anything even remotely related to football in Texas takes on quasi-religious overtones, this might seem rather remarkably tone-deaf. But see, one involved a Texan and former president asking children to volunteer and the other involved a sitting president asking children to study hard and stay in school.
Get the difference? Nah, me neither. Unless it's because one of them is a colored fella?
ARLINGTON, Texas — Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough issued a statement Friday apologizing for how the district handled President Obama's live speech on Tuesday.
The decision not to show the speech live to school children became particularly controversial after it became known that the district had previous plans to bus about 500 fifth-graders to attend an event with former President George W. Bush. The event, which is scheduled later this month at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, will be an announcement about a volunteer initiative for the 2011 Super Bowl.