No wonder Presidential advisor David Alexrod is said to be exhausted and seriously considering returning to Chicago. His boss is out of control on the messaging thingy. Either that, or he's just exposing his true self.
"...In a rare and blunt criticism of education in the nation's capital, President Obama on Monday called D.C. Public Schools a "struggling" system that doesn't measure up to the needs of first daughters Sasha and Malia.
The president's remarks came one day after Education Secretary Arne Duncan also got publicly involved in matters related to D.C. schools, stating his latest praise for embattled D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee.
However, he also implicitly backed a principal criticism of Ms. Rhee pushed by backers of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, almost certain to be the city's next mayor. His remarks also prompted a D.C. school board member to tell him to "butt out" of managing local schools.
During his interview Monday on NBC's "Today" show, Mr. Obama was asked by a viewer whether his girls "would get the same high-quality, rigorous education in a D.C. public school as compared" with what they receive at Sidwell Friends, a private school in the city.
Mr. Obama replied, "The answer is 'no' right now. The D.C. public school systems are struggling," though "they have made some important strides over the last several years to move in the right direction of reform."
So it's allright for the President to insist that our children attend failing schools, but not his own?
The optics on this one can only help the GOP. Now run with folks!