Green Bay, WI – Ten-year-old Kennedy Corpus has a rock-solid excuse for missing the last day of school: a personal note to her teacher from President Barack Obama.
Her father, John Corpus of Green Bay, stood to ask Obama about health care during the president’s town hall-style meeting at Southwest High School on Thursday. He told Obama that his daughter was missing school to attend the event and that he hoped she didn’t get in trouble.
“Do you need me to write a note?” Obama asked. The crowd laughed, but the president was serious.
On a piece of paper, he wrote: “To Kennedy’s teacher: Please excuse Kennedy’s absence. She’s with me. Barack Obama.” He stepped off the stage to hand-deliver the note — to Kennedy’s surprise.
“I thought he was joking until he started walking down,” Kennedy said after the event, showing off the note in front of a bank of television cameras. “It was like the best thing ever.”
The fourth-grader at Aldo Leopold elementary in Green Bay already knew what she was going to do with the note: frame it along with her ticket to the event. She said she’d make a copy for her teacher.
Kennedy said she had never seen Obama before. “He’s really nice,” she said.
Boy, is he a master at managing public perception
Give the guy a chance!
He is nothing more than a con artist
I did not vote for him but he is doing great with the mess they left for him
A retired secret service agent once spoke (even though they are not supposed to) about his many years on Bill Clinton’s detail – he observed that whatever B.C. did – even if he went out his way for someone it was all for his personal gain. He went on to say that B.C. was totally for himself and that was his motive behind everything he did. The same can be said about Obsama – while it was a nice gesture and all, but it was just for his own agenda – that is the fact.
i think he is amazing. god gave him a special talant and he uses it all the way. and yes, he is a mentch too.
Firstly, my parents taught me, that excused absences are reserved for sickness, and family weddings, otherwise you belong in school.
Secondly, it was made very clear to me, that a note to a teacher must be written on a respectable piece of paper, not a torn one……
As a parent, I am not very impressed with the president’s message, of excused absences….
HOW TOUCHING,!!! A PERSONAL NOTE FROM OBAMA?! WOW!! THE HEALTH CARE REFORM MUST BE REALLY GREAT!!!!!!
Awwww! Just a small tear popd up. its so cute!
Oh come on u can’t be real
2&3 what in the world dose his writeing a late not got to do with being a mentsch I bet many more could have used a note so let’s call it what it is a simple probebiletys team thznkhs
What an example for all childeren…. don;t GO to School. go listen to this moron!
What a bunch of losers on this forum. He WON the election, get OVER it already! The constant whining is truly annoying to say the least. Are you gonna cry for the next 7 years now??? Yes, I’m saying 7 becuase if things continue the way they are, he’s going to be re-elected. He’s approval ratings are high and the GOP have no clue what to do with him, he’s got them beaten to a T. Get a life all of you!
The point here is that this event was about his horrendous government health plan. This plan will put the private insurers out of business and therefore force everyone to be on the government’s. A government plan will lead to rationing, long waits for emergency and other care, less innovation (just not worth it), fewer “miracle” drugs (drug companies will be squeezed), and the government deciding who gets what treatment (which will be overall less because it just may not be “economical”) without having to worry about competition. There is a reason why Canadians flood the upstate New York hospitals to get normal care without a wait even if they have to pay out of pocket. This guy wants power over you, plain and simple. He sugar-coats it and diverts your attention with stunts like this teachers note.
did anyone notice the baby with the flag had it set upside-down. a sign of national distress.
To #10 I agree with you. The kid is not sick. The note is not from a parent or guardian! The note should not be accepted by any school. He is teaching school age children that it is ok to skip school!! Wrong message to young minds!!
do you think he could write a note to clear my credit card bill or my con ed.
what a mentchlich thing to do.
Cabdeihu v’chashdeihu (honor him and be suspicious of him)