If you’re wondering if the Bush Derangement Syndrome has died down at all, one high school principal in Georgia reminds us that the answer to that question is “nah, not really”:
A Henry County parent is complaining he wasnâ€™t notified when Atlanta rapper T.I. was invited to speak to his childrenâ€™s school. And he was shocked by the response the schoolâ€™s principal gave him.
Myers was upset that T.I., a convicted felon also known as Clifford Harris, was speaking to students at Woodland Middle School.
In an e-mail to principal Terry Oatts, Myers said he told Oatts to give parents a choice of whether to â€œallow our children to be exposed to these questionable individuals.â€
The principal responded to the parent’s concern in a thoughtful, caring, unbiased manner worthy of a top-notch educator. Just kidding…
Oattsâ€™ reply, according to e-mails provided to WSB: â€œI thought about asking a guy who snorted cocaine and got arrested for DUI when he was 30 to come and speak to our kids, but President George W. Bush was not available.â€
Maybe no child should be left behind, but some principals should be.
Incidentally, with a little Googling I was able to find out that Principal Oatts is a fan of civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois (Oatts even wrote a book about him). Du Bois once referred to genocidal maniac Joseph Stalin as “a great man.”
So I guess the fact that Oatts isn’t a fan of Bush is a compliment to Bush of the highest order, but lord only knows what the kids are being taught.