Monday, February 16, 2009

Dear Mr. President: Kids Share Hopes for Obama in New Book

Oh My Lord, Pres. Washington and Lincoln would be so proud. Now, the entire time that the 2nd Bushes were in office no one on the internet or in the lame stream media gave kudos to Laura Bush for making it her mission to reach out to the kids. Or for GW's effort to try and make our kids smarter for the good of the Republic and the future of our country by trying to give parents a choice of schools. Noooo, only the elected King Obama can help and care for our children. Read on MacBeth.

From Fox News:

NEW YORK -- End war, forever. Make the planet greener. Please help my dad find work. Make it rain candy!

Thousands of kids detailed their hopes and expectations for President Barack Obama in letters and drawings as part of a worldwide project, with 150 chosen for a free e-book being released on Presidents Day.

Most had tall orders for the new guy in the White House.

Anthony Pape, 10, of Du Bois, Pa., offered: "I hope that we will have no war ever again. I mean why are we fighting why can't we all be friends."

Fellow 10-year-old Sasha Townsend of Soquel, Calif., had a similar request, and then some.

"I would appreciate it if you would try to make this a greener planet and try to bring home the troops and end the war," the fifth-grader wrote. "I am very luckey because I am not part of a military family, but it saddens me to hear about all the people who die in Iraque and know that somewhere In the world people are greiving over a lost family member."

Seven-year-old Aaron Van Blerkom's letter was simpler -- but no less problematic.
"Dear Mr. Obama," the Pasadena, Calif., first-grader began, "Please Make it rain candy!"

The "Dear Mr. President" project was a joint effort between the National Education Association and kidthing.com, which is putting out the book for use with its downloadable media player. A special hardcopy edition of the book will be sent to the White House for Obama, who has done wonders to bring the office of the presidency to life for young people.

The letters were written in January amid Obama-mania at inauguration time as schools scrambled to bus kids to special viewing events and come up with computer screens and TVs for them to watch in classrooms and auditoriums.
I reported, you decide. :)

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