“Oh My Lord”

Remember this from the 2008 Presidential Election?

When I read the headline for this recent story and realized it was in Virginia the first thought that came to mind was this past story from 2008. And my guess as to the jurisdiction was Fairfax–and it was a good guess. It is located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and is Virginia’s answer to Wisconsin’s Madison. A middle school teacher gave his students this assignment:

They were required to seek out the vulnerabilities of the four Republican presidential hopefuls and forward them to the Obama campaign.

Before you ask, there was no similar assignment for President Obama. The school district has a policy that states,

employees shall not involve their schools in political campaigns, distribute political literature on school property or attempt to indoctrinate students with their personal political beliefs.”

What is disturbing is that the school officials see nothing wrong with the assignment and are defending it. Now that I think about it I suppose this does make good training for future MSM journalists.