Obama Criticism Off Limits Already?

A teacher from Lufkin, TX is on leave pending a disciplinary investigation after being accused of making negative comments about President-elect Barrack Obama. A student told their parent, who told administrators.

There is currently no word on what the comments contained, but one can only assume that it was not on the same level as comments made over the years by Obama associates and friends such as Bill Ayers, And Reverend Wright.

Is it even legal to be fired over voicing criticism of a politician? Wouldn’t the majority of educators have been fired over the past 8 years for bashing George W. Bush? I hope this is not a predeccesor of what is to come in the future under the Obama administration. Last time I checked, we still had freedom of speech…