VOUCHERS….When George Bush talked last night about the “purveyors of false populism in our hemisphere,” I knew he meant Hugo Chavez. But when he talked about “Pell Grants for kids,” the phrase went right over my head. I guess I wasn’t paying attention to the fact that it came right after his praise for “faith-based or other non-public schools.”
Anyway, long story short, it turns out that “vouchers” doesn’t poll well. “Pell Grants for kids,” on the other hand, does. So Pell Grants it is. Steve Benen explains.
UPDATE: From The Corner:
SOTU: “Pell Grants for Kids” [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
went over very well with my Catholic-school focus group, BTW.