Sorry, kiddies. Maybe if you had giant stacks of cash he might consider visiting.
President Obama will be just five minutes away from the first school in the nation named in his honor, but he can’t step away from his deep-pocketed pals at a Democratic Party fund-raiser on Long Island to visit its students, parents at the school say.
When officials at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead, LI, learned three weeks ago that the president would be in town this week for an up-to-$5,000-per-head fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee at The Garden City Hotel, they sent their third official request for a visit.
Students at the primarily Hispanic and black elementary school have been sending letters begging for an appearance from the nation’s first black president ever since they campaigned in 2008 to have the name of the school changed from Ludlum Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School.
The Hempstead Union Free School District board agreed in a unanimous vote to adopt the name change in November 2008, shortly after his election.
Maybe these morons are reconsidering that hasty move.
“If your schedule does not permit a visit to our district, could we arrange to have some of our students meet and greet outside the fund-raiser with a Barack Obama Elementary School jacket?” Board of Education President Lamont E. Johnson wrote in a letter to the president, dated Sept. 26 and seen by The Post.
“Your platform on education has acted as a true inspiration for us, and it would mean the world to our students to meet the incredible leader after whom our school is named.”
“In the coming days you will be receiving hundreds of letters from the children wishing to see you.”
A White House scheduler called the school to say that neither option would work for Obama, a school representative said.
Oh well, even this pathetic groveling doesn’t move him.
“I tweeted, I’ve e-mailed, I’ve done everything to try to get him to come,” said fifth-grade teacher Rosetta Langlois.
“The children have written to him over the years. He’s a role model. Our boys need his motivation so badly. Our boys and girls need him so badly.”
Face it, he doesn’t give a shit if there’s not a payday involved.