Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama scoffs at DC area's reaction to weather

At a press conference today President Obama took a pot shot at DC area schools for closing due to today's snow and ice.
"My children's school was canceled today, because of what, some ice?" Obama said during a photo opportunity with economic leaders, who began chuckling. "As my children pointed out, in Chicago, school is never canceled. In fact, my 7-year-old pointed out that you go out for recess. You wouldn't even stay indoors."

Obama said he would have to instill "some flinty Chicago toughness" into Washingtonians.

"When it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things," he said.
Maybe he should have sent his kids to DCPS schools after all; their students made it to class (albeit 2 hours late).

UPDATE: DCPS's decision to delay the opening of school for 2 hours has raised some concerns.

1 comment:

referatai said...

Its very bad weather, better to open school after the normal weather.