Really? This is what people were getting all nutty about? What the hell is wrong with people? I just ready his speech to kids, and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out why anyone would give two shits about having their kid "exposed" to it. It seems to me that any president speaking to kids is a learning opportunity. Heck, I'd be 100% OK with Dubya speaking to my kids (provided he didn't mispronounce "nuclear"). There isn't any president in my lifetime that I would skip on the chance to meet, or have my kids meet.
I wonder what the motivation is for people who so strongly dislike this guy that they make this kind of ridiculous noise. Is it a race issue still? Continued disdain that McCain lost? Even if you disagree with his policy, which is fine, why do people make it more personal? Does anyone really think that his agenda in speaking to kids is anything not pure?
It's disappointing that the nation seems more partisan than less, and I don't think that's any fault of the president. I also wonder if he has any real shot at being the transformational, unifying leader he said he wants to be.