I don't really get the vehement opposition, but I too am opposed to Barack Obama's planned speech to The Children today. I cannot seriously believe that the President of the United States has nothing better to do than tell a bunch of nosepickers to try hard in school and eat their vegetables.
This is just another bogus public relations stunt. Presidents before did them, presidents after will do them, and this president does them. If I had a school-age child, I certainly wouldn't pull them out of school or anything like that, but we would make fun of the address together at the dinner table tonight.