From Politico on student-quiddick, emphasis mine:
Democratic strategist Chris Lehane said the protest against the presidential speech "shows at some level how desperate the right is to find an issue to challenge Obama on...They have gotten some traction on health care, but the mere fact that they have jumped on this reflects that this is a party without a voice. Are they going to run in the mid-terms on a "Presidents shouldn't talk to kids" platform?No, Chris, it's about finding an issue upon which to agree with the gentleman even slightly.
The article does a fine job focusing on how unreasonable these conservative reactionaries are for opposing the words and lesson plans of the President's speech, while not discussing the whole "Indoctrinate U" context in which the thing will be delivered.
The other point of note is at the end, when comparisons with past presidents who've addressed the nation's children are drawn. It's fair to consider an unwritten rule that all citizens who will be too young to vote in the next election are off-limits as distinct targets of political communication. It's also fair to compare the transparency of the academic records of the people talking to the children. One would still like to see records for the current president made as available as those of the last.
Pundette thinks the POTUS should use the 'undo' feature (CTRL+Z for you CUI keyboard shortcut freaks). This blog thinks that the Zelaya rule will apply: "Drowning in dimwittery? Double down on dumb".
Also on this topic, Scott Ott, the mighty Scrappleface, brings teh funny:
"Obama will urge kids to go to private school"