Q&A From Obama's School Speech [Greg Pollowitz]
Is the president addressing students here or future czar candidates?
STUDENT: Is there any advice you can give me, or career paths that I — things I need to know?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, let me give you some very practical tips. (Laughter.) First of all, I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook — (laughter) — because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life. And when you're young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I've been hearing a lot about young people who — you know, they're posting stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search and — so that's some practical political advice for you right there. (Laughter.) That's number one.
And then there's this. . .
Number two, look, obviously, doing well in school is hugely important, especially if you don't come from some political family where they've got you all hooked up. If you're going to succeed it's because people are going to think that — they have confidence that you can do the job. So really excelling in education is important.
Except the Kennedys of course, right?
This caught my eye as well:
And I want you all to know that despite the good home training I was getting, that when I was in 9th and 10th grade, I was still kind of a goof-off and I didn't study as hard as I could have. I was a lot more concerned about basketball. I made some mistakes when I was in high school, wasn't as focused as I should have been. But the fact that my parents — that my mother and my grandparents had emphasized education allowed me to make up for some of those mistakes and still get into a good college. And when I got to college, I was then able to really bear down and focus on education.
Since we're on the subject of high school, when will the president release these grades and his college transcripts?
09/08 02:16 PMShare