To: Bob Hyneman
It’s not a rumor. She told me that the song was written in class by a teacher and her students last year. She says that the song was meant as encouragement to keep kids in school. I said that I don’t see that in the words, that it doesn’t say anything at all about working hard and staying in school, that all it says is Obama is “good” and that is a value judgement that may or may not be true.
posted on 10/06/2009 11:20:05 AM PDT
(Obama bin Lyin)
Well, apparently, they are back peddeling. Link On our last post about the lyrics of a song that was reportedly taught to student at Longfellow Elementary School in Howard County, we received the following comment from someone named Lisa: The scary part, this story, I CAN ASSURE YOU, was never verified. ITS NOT TRUE. Its sad to see so many people jumping on a bandwagon of criticism. Anyone who is disgraced by this should be even more disgraced by the fact that they believe everything they read. Give the school and the administration some credit. Based on the email address and the Howard County Public Schools IP address of the commenter, were fairly certain that the comment was left by Lisa Ciarapica, an assistant principal at Swansfield Elementary School. We will be sending an email to Public Information at Howard County Public Schools to see if they have any official response to the Obama song story. Contact information for their public information office is firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-313-6682. We will run any response from the school system unedited and uncut in a later post. The story has since been picked up by Michelle Malkin after originally being mentioned by Brian Griffiths and Sean & Frank. In our initial post earlier we just included the songs lyrics. However, both Griffiths in his post and Sean & Frank (via a Word document) had this complete email that consists of an email that appears to be from a parent mentioning the situation along with forwarding a response that is allegedly from the Assistant Principal at Longfellow Elementary:
And it continues from my original post on this thread. Hopefully the formatting will work properly, I wish FR would move to v-bulletin, as I know a lot of lurkers that don't post here because of the archaic board style.
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