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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hideous "I Pledge..." Video Shown at School Assembly

Remember that creepy Ashton Kutcher "I Pledge..." video? It was like my fifth or sixth blog entry back in January. In it various celebrities stand around talking about how wonderful they're going to be and all the wonderful things they're going to do as an electronic piano sentimentally plays. Then they all pledge to be a servant to Barack Obama. Yeah... That happens at the end when the camera zooms out and we find out that all of them are actually a part of Obama's cheek. Film making at it's finest there...

Well apparently a PTA Board in Utah found it necessary and appropriate to show that video at an assembly. Michelle Malkin has the an excerpt from The Salt Lake Tribune story by Lisa Schencker.

"A school principal has apologized for showing a video at an assembly that a politically conservative group leader is calling 'radical, leftist propaganda.' "

"Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called 'I pledge' on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, 'Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.' The video then features celebrities making pledges about how they will help the president and the world -- and that's where some say the problem lies."

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"Chris Williams, Davis School District spokesman, said school principal Ofelia Wade and school PTA leaders decided to show the video as part of an assembly about the school's theme for the year, service. He said the PTA board chose the video and Wade did not see it before it was shown in the assembly.

"'It got to a point where she turned to her assistant and said, "Oops, I wish I would have seen this before. I don't think I would have shown it,"' Williams said. He said Wade could see how some adults might find the video political."

Political? Really? Who woulda thunk it? Next time, take the 4 1/2 minutes to watch the thing...

Anytime I see this "I Pledge..." thing I have to go check out Iowahawk's very funny "transcript" of the video. Enjoy. It's good for a few laughs.

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