Thursday, October 29, 2009

President Tries To Stifle Criticism of His Ixnaying of DC Voucher Program

I'm not feeling the hopenchange here:

President Obama isn’t taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.

Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous of D.C. Children First said October 16 that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had recently approached him and told him to kill the ad.

The 30-second ad, which has been airing on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and News Channel 8 to viewers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, urges the president to reauthorize the federally-funded D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that provides vouchers of up to $7,500 for D.C. students to attend private schools.


allen (in Michigan) said...

I didn't vote for the guy and I sincerely hope he's a one-termer who doesn't do too much damage while inhabiting the White House but from what I understand Obama went to bat for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships and extracted the grandfathering of the current enrollees from what was well on the way to being a simple zeroing out of the program. Not so?

Darren said...

I believe that to be true, but that means he only sold most kids down the river instead of all of them. When we're talking about kids and education, you definitely have to look at it from the "glass half empty" standpoint.