"White House memo notes shortage of applicants for contest to have Obama to speak at high school graduation"
According to CBS News, "The White House is ramping up an effort to promote a nationwide competition to decide which high school wins a commencement speech by President Obama. An internal White House memo indicates that the White House is facing a shortage of applications less than a week before the deadline."
The story continues: "The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal memo dated February 22 noted "a major issue with the Commencement Challenge."
The president's own high school graduation (1979)...
The memo goes on to say, "As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday." The memo also urged recipients to, "please keep the application number close hold."
CBS reported that, “officials were unable to explain the reason for the apparent lack of interest, beyond pointing to possible procrastination by school systems.”
Yes, I’m sure that’s it. Procrastination. Yes, that’s the reason.
On the upside, his TelePrompter has been invited to give commencement addresses at several universities this year...