America’s at odds over the President of the United States directly telling kids to study hard and stay in school.
One voice of reason on the issue is that of Chris Healy, Chairman of the Connecticut Republicans. He told NBC Connecticut’s Amanda Raus: “He is the President. He deserves the respect the President deserves. It’s perfectly appropriate that he address children.”
Growing up, I watched “Big Brother” Bob Emery’s kiddie show every day on WBZ, Channel 4 in Boston. And every day, Big Brother Bob played a recording of “Hail to the Chief,” as the camera bore in on a portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
I didn’t see a Republican, I didn’t see a Democrat, I didn’t see an Army general. I saw the President of the United States.
Somehow, I survived.