By Carole on Jun 3, 2012
It's easy to understand why in the wake of more proof that his economic policies have failed, President Barack Obama would be desperate for some warm and fuzzy media coverage. But instead of earning it naturally, he seems to have tried to steal someone else's.
Early last month, sixth grader Peter Schwarz attended one of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's town hall meetings. The eleven-year-old was able to ask the governor a question about being bullied and got some sound advice from the governor. He also asked for something else, a note for school to excuse his absence that day.
Governor Christie grabbed a 'reserved seating' sign and on the back dashed off the note which read "Please excuse Peter from school today. He was with me."
Fast forward one month. Minnesota fifth grader Tyler Sullivan has received a similar excuse note from President Obama. The eleven-year-old was at the Honeywell International building on Friday to watch his father introduce the president who was there to make a speech.
But unlike Mr. Christie who was asked for a note, Mr. Obama offered one. According to Tyler the president commented on how the eleven-year-old must be out of school and then, "He says do you want me to write an excuse note?"
On personalized presidential letterhead which just happened to be handy, Mr. Obama wrote, "Please excuse Tyler…he was with me!"
An amazing coincidence that two so similar events spontaneously occurred just a few weeks apart? Or could it be that one politician clumsily tried to duplicate an event that brought someone else positive publicity?
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