WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House spokesman Bill Burton says President Obama's speech to school children was not altered as a result of the controversy over the remarks - that it is the same speech that was originally to be delivered to students before critics began accusing the President of trying to indoctrinate the nation's children.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the speech was "largely written (over) the past week or two." White House officials say the claims by Jim Greer, the chair of the Republican party of Florida, are not credible.
Greer originally said the speech was "socialist ideology." Since Greer read the speech he has backed off that claim and reversed his position, saying he will now send his four children to school to listen to the President's remarks. Greer accused the White House Monday of putting out an altered speech, but admitted he had no proof substantiating his claim.