Dear Mr. Weaver,
I checked out the transcript of your speech, ‘as prepared for delivery,’ given at the DNC on Monday. Is this the actual speech you gave? If so, I am quite simply appalled.
Your first words are, “I am here today on behalf of 3.2 million NEA members to tell you why we support Barack Obama for President of the United States.” Wait a minute. It sounds as if all 3.2 million members of the NEA are supporting Obama. Then in the last sentence, you leave no doubt. “That, my friends, is why the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association are organized, energized and mobilized to help elect Barack Obama as the next president of the United States of America.” This last statement is an outrage. (more…)