Americans expressed outrage when the President planned to speak to public school children and ask what they could do to “help the president.” But now the White House is again under attack for their campaign-like tactics and their efforts to build a public relations army.
ABC reports that on an August 10th conference call with the National Endowment for the Arts, “artists were asked to help support President Obama’s agenda.”
In particular, NEA communications director Yossi Sergant said to call-participants, “I would encourage you to pick something, whether it’s health care, education, the environment, you know, there’s four key areas that the corporation has identified as the areas of service.”
I wonder what the White House would think if artists started painting, composing, or dancing about the importance of greater educational freedom or expanding Health Savings Accounts.
Now that would be an interesting conference call.