He writesletters to little tiny children.
Yes, I know, staff work, yes, I know, this is the job given to the speech writer nobody likes this week, I’ve watched The West Wing, I know how this works. Still:
Joyce Ben-KiKi had Aron and his classmates each send letters to a famous person as part of a language arts lesson. Ben-KiKi wrapped the exercise around well-known children’s book character “Flat Stanley,” so along with the letters, the children each tucked a Flat Stanley figure they had made into each envelope.
“I told them not to expect a letter back,” Ben-KiKi said. “I told them these people are very busy and most likely will not write back.”
The list of recipients was impressive: Yankee third basemen Alex Rodriguez; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz; Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John McCain.
Obama was the only one to write back.