The White House has released the text of Obama's speech to school children scheduled for tomorrow. Pretty boring stuff for the most part.
A couple of snips and comments.
"But I was fortunate. I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country.
Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. ..."
Can we go back to that part about how you got into law school?
Moving on--he was fortunate. He wasn't cobbled by a failing public education system--the very place many of these children will be listening from. Agree with what Mrs. Obama taught him or not she was effective in creating a president with a little help from her friends. She saw to it that he went to good private schools and got what he needed to succeed in his world.
Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.
Well, except for the part where I'm selling your future down the drain with 12 Trillion in debt. We've pretty much mapped out a slavery situation for ya there.
[Insert your own pithy response to his lack of experience here.]
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day.
What we will never know is what the original text may have been had there been no venue for the opinions of concerned citizens and parents.
UPDATE: How many times does he say:
I, me, my = 80
You/Your= 203 (about 10% of the words)