This just in from the Federal Department of Counter-Productivity and Mixed Messages…
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius screened a Cartoon Network anti-bullying video for some middle school students recently. The video instructs kids not to call others names like “stupid,” “fat” and “jerk.”
Sebelius was asked what people should take away from the film and how to respond to bullies. Her response:
“I think, very important, is for kids to understand how powerful you really are. You might feel like you’re not big enough, not strong enough, not–don’t have enough tools. But just saying, ‘Stop it! You know, you’re being a jerk!’–walk away, get away from this person can make a huge amount of difference.”
By the way, the anti-bullying video stars Barack Obama, naturally. I haven’t seen the video yet, but it can’t be completely accurate unless Obama brought along his union thug pals to play the part of the bullies.