No Obama Postcards for Me — Guess I'm Just a Little Bit Too Young to Vote
The National Education Association (NEA) has contacted Josh Pullen of Michigan 19 times (10 phone calls, 9 postcards) asking him to support their preferred presidential candidate. Some of you might say, “Yeah, so what? It’s election season.”
Well, Josh’s father disagrees. The most recent postcard urging a vote for “Barak” Obama put him over the edge. That’s right … Josh’s father. Josh is only 6 years old!
Maybe if Josh were 7 years old – like O’Jahnae Smith from Connecticut – ACORN (a group under investigation in many states for potentially fraudulent activities) could register him to vote.
Blogger Matthew Tabor wonders about NEA’s priorities:
The NEA and its brethren consistently moan about low pay for teachers, shortfalls in school budgets, teachers buying their own supplies, etc. If you’ve got an example of hardship and martyrdom, someone at the AFT or NEA is whining about it.
All these gripes – and many of them are real problems – and the NEA spends its time, money and other resources on contacting a 6-year old 19 times.
When I turn 6, I hope I don’t end up getting harassed like that. Of course, the election will be over by then, too.