story teller

Transcript of the President’s conversation with the kids here

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President Barack Obama poses with 2nd graders at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia on December 17, 2010. Obama reads book, including his new book “Of Thee I Sing,” to approximately 90 children

9 Responses to “story teller”

  1. 1 Brook
    December 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    OMG…did he really sit on the floor with the kids?!?!? That is too cute! I love how unaffected and natural the Obamas are in situations like this. A more calcuated politician would have considered the optics and said no to sitting on the floor.

    • December 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      Brook, I think you could probably say our president and his family are “just plain folk” like we are. I think that is why I appreciate them so. We finally got someone in the White House that is not “too up tight” to do ordinary things. Besides, all the rest of our past presidents were too old to sit on the floor and then get up under their own steam without assistance.LOL We’ve got a young, fit, gorgeous, self-confident and just an ordinary President.

  2. 3 CR
    December 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I have “Of Thee I Sing”!

    • 4 AnitaW
      December 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Me too. Rather I gave it to my 6 year old god-daughter as a gift. She told me last night her favorite person in the book was Billie Holiday. However, she recognized Lincoln, Washington, Robinson and King (although she thought he was a president). This of course made me get on-line to buy her Dr. King’s biograpy for kids.

  3. December 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    There are no words to express how much admiration and love I have for President Obama and his family. He is just an amazing, warm and all-round beautiful person.

    God Bless him always.

  4. 6 Asher in Boston
    December 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Just, wow, we sure do have a really down to earth human being as our President. Just look at those innocent faces that can tell deep inside them, that this is a good man inside and out. I love my President.

  5. 7 Asher in Boston
    December 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    How great it feels to listen to the president’s voice reading to these wonderful souls than listening to these talking heads to t.v spinning their their lies.

    • 8 EDP4BHO
      December 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      Right, they’re probably going…”he’s shameless, hawking his book out to grade-schoolers”! LOL..actually, that was my thought, as a joke. President Obama is hawking his book, just like any author would. I’m sure it’ll outsell Tavis “The hater” Smiley’s books. Our president truly is unique. As for his voice, I have found that when he/we have losses and upsets, his calm reassurance makes the loss easier to swallow. His wife said he is what calms her when she gets a bit too worried. He has a very relaxing voice. Some media person not long ago quirped…”is he that good a speaker, or is he a hypnotist?”. So stupid. But he does have that quality.

      • 9 theo67
        December 18, 2010 at 12:35 am

        I hope he IS hawking his book, since the proceeds go to a scholarship for children of wounded or fallen soldiers. It should break records.

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