Pawlenty, Obama, and School Speeches!
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.