Attorney General Eric Holder asked former DC Councilman Kevin Chavous to kill this ad, according to Chavous. An odd request from the Attorney General one would think. However, I can appreciate the concern of the AG about this ad. DC public schools are some of the worst in the country, chaotic and violent. This school voucher program, which I discussed in a prior post here, gives a few kids a chance to get out of this mess. Who could be against the program? Obama of course. He, and most Democrat elected officials, are owned body and soul by the teachers’ union, the NEA, and Obama and his colleagues would sooner eat ground glass rather than allow kids through vouchers to escape from the dysfunctional and dangerous public schools that infest much of inner city urban America. I am sure they regret that kids suffer as a result, but such is their political reality. Needless to say, Obama of course would never send his daughters to public schools in DC, and I applaud his parental decision while I condemn his heartlessness in preventing other, less wealthy, parents from having the same option for their kids.
Donald R. McClarey
Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.