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30th-Oct-2008 10:18 pm
Barack Obama
Obama Replies To A Little Boy's Request With A 3 Page Letter
Teacher Joyce Ben-KiKi had Aron and his classmates each send letters to a famous person as part of a language arts lesson. Ben-KiKi wrapped the exercise around well-known children's book character "Flat Stanley," so along with the letters, the children each tucked a Flat Stanley figure they had made into each envelope.

"I told them not to expect a letter back," Ben-KiKi said. "I told them these people are very busy and most likely will not write back."

The list of recipients was impressive: Yankee third basemen Alex Rodriguez; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz; Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Obama was the only one to write back.
Because he is carved from a solid block of CONCENTRATED FUCKING AWESOME. With everything he's been doing on a daily basis for months on end now, he still managed to get this done - because it mattered. Don't shit on my happy by telling me his staffers did it, just let me have this one - aiight, betches?

HAt tip to folk & synecdochic!
31st-Oct-2008 02:22 am (UTC)
31st-Oct-2008 02:37 am (UTC)
That is so awesome.

No matter who wrote that letter, the kids are going to remember that experience for a long time.
31st-Oct-2008 02:46 am (UTC)
I think I'm looking forward to next Tuesday even more than I used to be anxious for Christmas to arrive when I was a little boy.

I so want to be able to say once again that I'm proud to be an American and I respect the president.

I didn't see more than a few snippets of Obama's infomercial, but every line I heard resonated.

I loved the part about acknowledging that he is not perfect and won't be a perfect president, but saying he WILL keep a pledge to open up government to all and to say what people can expect of him.

He is awesome!
31st-Oct-2008 02:53 am (UTC)
The lesser known story was that Sarah Palin wrote back and told him Armageddon would happen unless he told his parents to vote for them.....
31st-Oct-2008 11:35 am (UTC)
HA!! You betcha!
31st-Oct-2008 02:54 am (UTC)
That is the coolest thing ever.
31st-Oct-2008 11:17 am (UTC)
I read the article. That was just great! :)
31st-Oct-2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
This is awesome. Absolutely awesome.

It's nice to see he somehow managed to show this kid that his letter was important.
31st-Oct-2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Okay, I don't care who wrote it. I can believe that the practicing in front of Flat Stanley is 100% true.
31st-Oct-2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Even if his staffers did do it then it is at least his policy that they should whereas it clearly isn't McCain's.
1st-Nov-2008 05:11 am (UTC) - I
I am so tempted to not let you have this one...but you got it clutched so tightly against your chest....I'll let you!
Now get in the kitchen and bake me that hazelnut cake!
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