High School Principal Makes Bush Take the Rap


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 wasn’t notified when Atlanta rapper T.I. was invited to speak to his children’s school. And he was shocked by the response the school’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 “allow our children to be exposed to these questionable individuals.”

The principal responded to the parent’s concern in a thoughtful, caring, unbiased manner worthy of a top-notch educator. Just kidding…

Oatts’ reply, according to e-mails provided to WSB: “I 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.”

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.