Pawlenty, Obama, and School Speeches!

(CNN) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is adding his voice to the growing conservative chorus criticizing President Obama‘s scheduled address to public school children next week.

Pawlenty, who since announcing he was not seeking a third term as governor earlier this summer has stepped up his criticism of the president, said Friday the classroom is no place to show a video address from Obama.

“At a minimum it’s disruptive, number two, it’s uninvited and number three, if people would like to hear his message they can, on a voluntary basis, go to YouTube or some other source and get it. I don’t think he needs to force it upon the nation’s school children,” he told reporters at the Minnesota State fair.

The governor also objected to the Department of Education‘s initial encouragement of school children to write the president with their thoughts on what they can do to help him. Amid criticism, the proposal was dropped.

“There are going to be questions about — well, what are they are going to do with those names and is that for the purpose of a mailing list?” Pawlenty said.

via CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Pawlently takes aim at Obama’s address to students « – Blogs from CNN.com.

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