The bloggosphere was all over President-elect
(Clip found at Reboot Congress, who got it from Gateway Pundit.)
The comments were obvious, including multiple references to the irony of "The First Black President!" taking a crap all over the XIIIth Amendment.
Of course, the Messiah-Elect's website isn't called change.gov for nothing: Go there now and the text reads
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.Ya know, when George W. Bush tried to promote volunteerism by saying that it would be a Good Thing if everyone donated 2000 hours of their time to charitable institutions over their lifetime--that's the equivalent of one working-year, BTW--the only ones who noticed were idjits who screamed that President Bush was trying to require "work for nothing." Not what he said.
In the meantime... A lot of schools require a community service project anyway. And my nephew had to do a community service project as part of his becoming an Eagle Scout. (I'll have to see if I can find the narrative about that; basically, though, he was going to paint some retired person's house, or something like that, in a rather run down neighborhood of Detroit, and wound practically rebuilding it.)
I suspect President-watching is going to be a popular new pastime in the US of A for the next few years. I'm thinking that the comparisons to Jimma Cahtah may be most apt, although there will be a lot of Clinton in the mix, too.
I can't help stifle this hope that he appoints William Ayers to be Secretary of Homeland Security. I'm so bad...