Exchange students

A reader writes:

I've been busy and came to this late, but the most important part of the Rotary Club in small town America has not been noted yet. It's not just that they are international; they do the ubiquitous exchange student program.  If like me you grew up in a small conservative communities of the sort that Huck is referring to, the most exposure you probably ever had to internationalism was a student sponsored by the local Rotary Club.

What this man who apparently wants to be president doesn't know about the ubiquitous clubs in small town America is just spectacular. Huckabee must have spoken to a Rotary club fundraiser or two as a politician in Arkansas. Did he pay any attention?

(Photo of Rotary exchange students by Philip Flindt)

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