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President Obama in Wisconsin. / Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images

We don't know 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.

It came as 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 Caravaggio, O'Keeffe and Hopper lovers, Obama quickly added: "Now, nothing wrong with an art history degree - I love art history ...

"So I don't want to get a bunch of e-mails from everybody," the president said. "I'm just saying you can make a really good living and have a great career without getting a four-year college education as long as you get the skills and the training that you need."



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