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Obama's Oil Spill Speech Rewritten for Seventh Graders

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Politics, We Are Respectable Negroes, Obama, reading comprehension, speech,


Yesterday, some of us got a little persnickety about the notion that Obama’s speech on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill/precursor to apocalypse was too linguistically complicated. We should have known, but the blog We Are Respectable Negroes has done a great public service and re-written the speech to be more “grade level appropriate.” Enjoy:

Source: We Are Respectable Negroes

Image by Tim Morgan, licensed under Creative Commons.