NCLB: Does Republican Reauthorization Refusal Help Obama?
No one seems to be buying the White House call for quick reauthorization. House Chairman Kline said he didn't want to rush. An unnamed Senate GOP aide told Politico that Obama's was a nice speech but didn't move things one way or the other. The AP asked around and found even more questions about the 82 percent "Chicken Little" stat from folks like Whitehurst and Spellings. But I'm not sure the White House expected anything different. They don't seem that bothered by the response. Maybe they think they win by pushing for the legislation then slamming Republicans for failing to take action. Which would be true if they hadn't sacrificed a precious slice of their own credibility in the process.