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Rove: I Bet "A Dime To A Dollar" That White House Rewrote School Speech


"In fact, they still have that in there," Rove continued. "The students are now being encouraged to write the President about, sort of, their life experiences, so the White House can then, you know, use in the Department of Education budget, send out God knows how many, hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of letters to students, signed by the President saying thank you for writing me.

"This clearly has a political import, it's clearly using the government's budget in a way to advance the president personally. It's the kind of thing that makes us -- that makes all Americans uneasy about what the White House is doing. But they clearly, I would suspect, a dime to a dollar bet you, that they altered that speech. They certainly altered the study guides."