Friday, March 12, 2004

"I didn't get any applause." 

DNC: Kicking Ass - No answer has a link to a story from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch about our favorite Education Secretary Rod Paige.
Craig Szczesiul, 18 and a senior at Metro, told Paige that St. Louis school officials were studying budget cuts of $23 million, including cuts in support for gifted, art, music and athletic programs.

"Everyone agrees there are problems, but we have no idea what to do. Can you help us with ideas about how to fix the problem?" Szczesiul said to thunderous applause.

Paige replied, "I think you stumped me with that question."

Paige went on to say that issues surrounding public education should be figured out by the residents of each state. He noted the success of Atlanta in attracting the Summer Olympics in 1996 after people of all races and economic and political backgrounds worked together.

After Paige concluded his answer, he said, "I didn't get any applause." The students clapped.
I gave you a bullshit answer and no one clapped. How dare you!

Paige learned from the best. Bush wants praise for his bullshit answers on the environment, the economy, and the war.

It sounds like Sec. Paige just convinced several students to vote Democrat. The DNC needs to follow Paige around with voter registration forms and Kerry contribution envelopes.