I don't know whether what the president was planning to say to America's schoolchildren would have crossed the line or not. But I do know the whole flap reveals the man's hubris and conceit. He has spent his whole political life surrounded by people who tell him how great he is, and he has soaked it all up. It didn't even occur to Mr. Obama how bad it looks to have our kids (not his) writing letters saying how they can help him. The man needs a reality check.