Much more than that I would think for its historic value alone. On White House stationary, in the president's distinctively disturbed handwriting, with his unusual "I am the central one" signature, and the callously rude phrase, "tea baggers."
Story is all over the place, I especially like the post and comments at Hot Air.
Wouldn't you think the letter is worth more than that? Man, what a prize. You know, this Alinsky thing, the whole attitude backfires when you become da man. Ha! The president actually Alinskyed himself. And now that he is president of the United States, every little thing like this is magnified yet the petulance is more of an islander, it seems, how could he not see he is not popping off to one teacher in Texas, he's popping off to all Texas, to all America, to the world, forever. He is showing his class, his lack of class, forever. He knows all that.
Still, an emotional person, he needed to say this.
That is why the letter is worth a lot more than $24,000. It is historic. The president says sweary words on official document. The letter itself means nothing to the teacher, the sort of thing he'd toss without any further thought. Except for its tremendous historic value.
What the president should have done with the teacher's letter. Honestly, why bother with that? So a teacher pops off, so what.
Why would the president bother? He must receive, what, I'm guessing here, dozens of such letters. Who knows? Maybe even twenty! The question is why would he bother?
How do I recognize a classless act? It is the sort of thing I would do myself, that's how.