GOP governors find common ground with Obama
February 27th, 2012
05:34 PM ET
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GOP governors find common ground with Obama

Washington (CNN) – After attending a noon-time speech by President Barack Obama that focused primarily on education reform, many of the nation’s most conservative governors spoke to reporters outside the White House on Monday and said they heard some things they liked in the president’s message.

“We absolutely have to have the best educational system in the entire world, so I do agree with the need for educational reform,” Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. ST

    GOP is living in their own planet different from the rest of us. Were they not aware that there is no best gift you can give a child more than education? Way to go my opposite side friends!

    February 27, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    And when the right wingnut governors write their books, they will condemn our president.

    February 27, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    All the Governors are doing is cutting education funding. I don't trust even one of them with education in this country.

    February 27, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Little Jimmy Truth

    Obama believes reelection is important and first property than jobs, and budget.

    February 27, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. Patrick from Minnesota

    I'm sure they can all agree with Obama on one thing: the Republican presidential candidates suck this year.

    February 27, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  6. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    There are third world countries with better education system than us. Never cut education. Children are the future.

    February 27, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  7. Bessy

    The first time, EVER, I have to agree with Bobby Jindal.

    February 27, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. stars

    Thank god one gop got sense to know that we need education.

    February 27, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  9. Abowflex

    Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters

    February 28, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  10. Marie MD

    PS – just watch any news program where you hear children, as in China, speaking English. How many American studnets can speak Chinese?

    February 28, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  11. Siara Delyn

    I agree, ST. The best gift you can give a child is an education. The worst thing you can do is destroy his innate understanding of cause and effect.

    February 28, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |