Friday, July 18, 2008

Obama Flip Flops on Vouchers

"Obama flip flops on vouchers". Okay! I'll admit...I'm quite frankly having a problem keeping up with them all! Is this one of the Officially Documented Flipping and Flopping of Candidate O'blurry, or is this a new, previously undiscovered flip flop to add to the list? It's hard to keep track, but here goes:

According to Michael Reagan in his piece The Real Party of Special Interests, (and the New York Sun)
In February 2008, Obama spoke to reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel saying, "Let's see if this [school voucher] experiment works, and then if it does, whatever my preconception, you do what's best for kids."

He danced a different waltz on Saturday, July 12, when he told the American Federation of Teachers (which, with the National Education Association, owns the Democratic Party) that like them he was opposed to vouchers, and when his campaign was asked about his newest stand on the issue, it released a statement saying, "Senator Obama has always been a critic of vouchers."

Let's do what's best for the kids...unless it conflicts with the interest of the teachers unions that I'm beholden to, because I know which side my bread is buttered on! "Senator Obama has always been a critic of vouchers...except for when he wasn't!"
Again, to recap: Since we're all having such a hard time keeping up with ALL the flip flops, could we institute a National Clearing House to keep track of them all? I'm thinking we could get by with a facility half the size of the Library of Congress, and maybe a minimum of six full and part-time staff to provide the 24/7 coverage needed.
What do you think?

Cross posted at Say Anything

(Commenter Bruce over at Say Anything calls it:
"Change you can set your watch to." ) Heh.

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