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Obama to nation’s youth: “I hope you’ll all wash your hands a lot”

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 by George Bennett

President advises hard work, hand-washing

President advises hard work, hand-washing

President Obama’s controversial speech to the nation’s school children is today at noon. Schools in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties have the green light from administrators to show it and parents who object can get their children excused from participating.

Our Kimberly Miller breaks down the local situation here.

Many conservatives and Republicans were critical of the speech last week, with Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer accusing the president of trying to indoctrinate America’s youth with “socialist ideology.”

Redistributionist economic policies are nowhere to be found in an advance copy of the speech released by the White House. The “birther” movement, however, might pounce on the fact that Obama mentions his childhood years in Indonesia. And those who oppose an expanded government role in health care might find significance in the leader of the free world advising students to wash their hands to minimize the spread of flu.

Read the entire text after the jump….


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