Friday, June 1, 2012

Absence Excused

Today I watched the White House live stream of President Obama speaking at a Honeywell plant here in the Twin Cities. After the speech I watched as he worked the rope line. I always love watching the President do that. But this time I was paying close attention to see if there was anyone I knew in the crowd.

At the very beginning I noticed he spent quite a while talking to a young man and writing something. I wondered what had been going on there so I went to our local paper - the Star Tribune - to see if they had the story. They did (along with some other cool tweets and pics at that link).

The young man involved was 5th grader Tyler Sullivan whose dad Ryan had introduced President Obama.

Apparently Tyler had to miss school to attend the event and needed a note to excuse his absence. He got one.

I think that'll do.



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    1. Very! I like this guy.

      Just to ensure I'm not doing too much hero-worship - how does this compare to his illustrious predecessor? Is Obama just more relaxed?

    2. Hey sib!

      I didn't watch his predecessor as closely, but don't remember him every doing something like this. Its not the first time Obama has done it though. He really does love interacting with kids...and it shows!

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    1. Hey trashy!

      Are you going to Providence?

      If not, come here and bitch about it with me sometime.


  3. Nope. Providence won't let me!

    I do want to come back to the Twin Cities, though.
    Sure like to see Milwaukee and Madison, too.

    I don't comment much, but I enjoy your posts very much
    and share them with good people. Keep on keeping on!

    1. If you're ever going to be in town - let me know.

      I'll even promise to spring for dinner & drinks if you'll supply the laughs.

  4. I hate Obama's policies, but there's no denying the fact that he's got swag.

    1. He's got swag, intelligence, integrity, and the next four years!

    2. Ooh, I hope so!

    I did not want this to get lost in all of the negative stuff. There was some good news.

  6. I would love to have been the teacher who got that note! (Not for keeps!) Very cool!

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