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The creepy indocrination of children in the art of Obama-worship continues:

My 8th grade son is in an advanced English class at a public middle school here in Racine, Wisconsin. I just found out that my son’s new (copyright 2008) Wisconsin – McDougal Littell Literature book has 15 pages covering Barack Obama.

I was shocked – No John McCain, no Hillary Clinton, no George Bush – Just Barack Obama. I’m wondering how it is that Obama’s story gets put into an 8th grade literature book? It would be one thing, if it was just the tidbit about his boyhood days, but 15 pages, and they talk about his “Life of Service”. Honestly, what has Obama really done to be included in this book?

According to the McDougal website, the literature book’s section on Obama discusses a chapter from Dreams From My Father and — wait for it — Obama’s keynote address to the 2004 Democratic convention. Seems a little soon to be adding that one to the canon, right?

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