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  • Barack Obama wants to know, "Are you smarter than a ninth-grader?"


Comments Jul 4, 2010 8:24 am

When I opened your articles to read I was expecting to learn something from you because of your educational background but like so many writers, your thoughts were dosed with caustic remarks which always leaves me with the visual picture of how children relate to one another. I do understand President Obama but test his speeches by taking a highlighter and highlight what is true, along with, his sarcastic statements and contradictions then see what the results reveal about him. President Bush may not have been a wise president, I am still doing my research, but written articles do portray him as an avid reader and you have probably had students that could read and spell but not speak well. I hope you do not call them "clowns".Sincerely, Susan

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