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Obama Risks Art Historians' Support

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January 30, 2014 AT 11:41 AM
It's not known if there is an "art historians for Obama" committee -- but if so, it might be down a few members after a presidential remark in Wisconsin on Thursday. Obama told a crowd at a General Electric plant in Waukesha there is nothing wrong with getting a technical education. "I promise you," he said, "folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." Perhaps sensing some opposition from various art lovers, Obama quickly added: "Now, nothing wrong with an art history degree -- I love art history ..."