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Obama apologizes to art
historian for public quip

Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin

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Posted By:Drive, 2/18/2014 9:18:03 PM

A couple of weeks after joking that Americans would be better off pursuing a skilled trade than an art history degree, President Obama has apologized to one professor who took offense--with a handwritten note. Speaking at a General Electric gas engine plant on Jan. 30 in Wisconsin, Obama suggested that training to work in the manufacturing industry might be more profitable than specializing in art history. “Manufacturing jobs typically pay well,” he said. “We want to encourage more of them."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 2/18/2014 9:30:31 PM     (No. 9737766)

Hey! Lookit that flying pig! Obama was right the first time!

Take your art history degree and get in the airport fare queue with the Muslim taxi drivers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/18/2014 9:35:46 PM     (No. 9737772)

You´d expect that kind of quip from a philistine.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nimby, 2/18/2014 9:39:30 PM     (No. 9737778)

And when is he going to send hand written apology to the millions of Americans who lost their jobs because of his insane policies?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pinger, 2/18/2014 9:43:22 PM     (No. 9737782)

Good one, Twin Cities!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 2/18/2014 9:56:36 PM     (No. 9737802)

So he took an art history class in high school? We should believe that baloney when no one ever vetted him? I thought all he did was drugs in high school. He can never apologize and he has to cover his behind every time. Disgusting!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 2/18/2014 10:28:23 PM     (No. 9737839)

What manufacturing jobs? Maybe a French Lit. degree too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/18/2014 10:52:31 PM     (No. 9737874)

#2, I´d call him a cretin.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chillijilli, 2/18/2014 11:42:49 PM     (No. 9737930)

Somebody should check. I wonder how many *high schools* even offered art history courses at the time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/19/2014 5:45:03 AM     (No. 9738029)

But...but...BarryCare frees you from the drudgery of actual work and you´re free now to enjoy art or anything else on the backs of what working stiffs are left.

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