CBS News: The White House is ramping up an effort to promote a nationwide competition to decide which high school wins a commencement speech by President Obama.
An internal White House memo indicates that the White House is facing a shortage of applications less than a week before the deadline.
The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal memo dated February 22 noted "a major issue with the Commencement Challenge."
"As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday," the memo said. The memo also urged recipients to, "please keep the application number close hold."
A follow-up memo on February 28 reported receipt of 68 applications. Noting the competition among more than 1,000 schools last year, the memo said, "Something isn't working." It called on staffers to ask "friendly congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral offices" to encourage schools to apply. [MORE]
This is a perfect example of "one good screw deserves another". After two years of Obama and the Democrats screwing the next generation with mountains and enacting policies that dry up jobs like a sponge, is it any wonder that the next generation is telling Obama "screw you"?
Quite frankly, Obama's speeches have been over sold for quite sometime. Whatever magic he was able to conger back in 2008 has long disappeared. Today Obama's speeches are dry and highly forgettable. Who wants to ruin a happy day by inviting such a bore?
Via: CBS News