The funniest part of the day had to be the Obama booth. Apparently, the kids at Manning High School were asked to volunteer at the Festival. What a lot of them didn't know was that they would be working at Barack Obama's booth. Many left, and some parents wouldn't even let their kids work there. It would be interesting to see who's idea this was, and what relation they have to the campaign.
- Who on campus helped the Obama campaign recruit students?
- Why did they misrepresent the nature of the activity to students?
- Were official inducements, such as extra credit opportunities, offered to get them to participate on behalf of the campaign?
But when those things are being done by the Barack Obama campaign, the same tactics become ... (drum roll, please) ... "Change We Can Believe In".
We're certainly proud of the students who smelled a rat, and decided to go enjoy their weekend instead.