What book? His own, naturally:

In the library of Long Branch Elementary School, some four dozen youngsters giggled and squirmed as Obama gave voice to passages from “Of Thee I Sing,” an illustrated volume in the form of a letter to his daughters describing the lives of 13 great Americans. It was written in 2008 but just came out this fall, with proceeds going to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers.

“I wanted to borrow you guys, and read to you,” Obama explained, sitting down on a wooden chair as the children sat cross-legged on the carpet.

Why did Obama read them his own book? Because he forgot to bring his copy of Rules for Radicals with him. Next week he’ll stop by and read The Audacity of Hope.

And this is a little heart-breaking:


Why would Obama have to sign an autograph for everybody? This kid asked first — “if you snooze you lose” as they say. Well, greedy capitalists say that, so maybe that’s the problem.

Next time kid, bring an iPad and wear an Obama shirt and you’ll have all the autographs you want:



10 Responses to “Obama Reads 2nd Graders a Book”

  1. Marshall_Will on December 17th, 2010 6:43 pm

    Yep! When the going gets tough… ( the 'tough' go photo op'ing! )

    I can't 'confirm' this but… its rumored one little boy said: "Awww Man! 'I' heard 'Mrs!' Obama was gonna' read to us and 'my' daddy says that girl got some fine…!"

    THAT will be 'quite' enough! ( the Long Olive Branch Elementary teacher was rumored to have said ) Can't confirm that tho.

  2. SignPainterGuy on December 17th, 2010 7:43 pm

    "the tough go photo op`ing" – the sum and the total, nuthin` else needs sayin` !

  3. SignPainterGuy on December 17th, 2010 8:44 pm

    It might be interesting to see how many times his book is checked out and renewed …….He probably read it to the 2nd graders `cause anyone older knows it`s full of bs ! AND few of them would ever read of their own accord !

  4. Marshall_Will on December 17th, 2010 9:17 pm



    There are no GRADES! No F's! No 'subjects'? Only a 'safe' caring, sharing mutually beneficial nurturing environment where teachers learn as much from the children as they do from them!

    ( Did I miss any Edu-babble buzzwords? )

  5. Clu Seatoe on December 17th, 2010 9:19 pm

    It’s tough being rejected as a kid. Its something that can affect one for life if you’re an excited kid.

    One consolation, its just a grease stain on your page; your mom would probably end up throwing it out and you’d get in trouble leaving it lay on the carpet.

    The grease stain is not what you thought it was. No likeness of the Blessed Virgin found in this grease stain.

  6. SignPainterGuy on December 17th, 2010 9:46 pm

    You hit the high spots ! ;)

    I can`t help but wonder if the future dem. voter would have gotten his autograph if he`d slipped the pres. a fin. ?

  7. SignPainterGuy on December 17th, 2010 9:49 pm

    I sooooo miss the days when a dem. wanted his big gv`t and encyclopedia of social programs but his patriotism was rarely if ever in question !!

  8. Rick on December 17th, 2010 9:53 pm

    Yes kiddies,The Won Wizard waved his wand and turned all the evil wepublicans into wimps and wussies.

    Here they go again.The Demonratz are blitzing their faithful to call their Senators about DADT and DREAM ACT for a Sat.vote.(I’m on the list.ha) They want to repeal DADT and pass DREAM.Malkin’s blog covers who to call to STOP them…and STOP them we must!!!

  9. vote for pedro on December 18th, 2010 8:49 am

    The kid should sign out the book, and tear the page out that he signed

  10. SignPainterGuy on December 18th, 2010 3:17 pm

    It still doesn`t make sense that the left`s messiah would be so stengy w/ his autographs … why couldn`t he give one to everyone ? It`s not like the class was huge ! Could it be that he is concerned that the value of the few that he does give out might be deminished if he gets too free with the pen ? It isn`t like he`s especially artful with it !

    Maybe he does expect something in return for his signature !!?

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