Flashback 1991: Gephardt Called Bush’s Speech to Students ‘Paid Political Advertising’ (Click here for full article)
As Barack Obama prepares a nationwide broadcast to America’s students next Tuesday, it has been revealed that Democrats complained in 1991 when then President George H. W. Bush broadcast a speech from a Northwest Washington junior high school.
In fact, the House Majority leader at the time, Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said
“The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students.”