Dear Mr. President: ‘The country needs more spunk’

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

The White House is understandably making a big deal about an 8-year old-girl’s letter to President Barack Obama today.

“Lily” says America needs more spunk. She also says if her dream job of being a cardiovascular surgeon doesn’t work out, she’d like to fall back on being president of the United States. It’s always good to have a Plan B.

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It’s a sweet letter but what is particular comforting is this: Kids still write letters to the president of the United States.

And sometimes they write back:

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  • Spunk you say?

  • PaulJ

    I wonder who wrote the reply. The kid’s letter seems to me to be the better of the two.
    Nice of the B’Rock to sign it “your friend”.

  • Jeff

    I do wonder if the president’s time might be better spent visiting the flood victims in Louisiana…odd how the media coverage is so different with Obama in office versus Bush. BTW, my father, who works for FEMA, has been in Louisiana for almost a week now…

    • Bob Sinclair

      I would suggest checking out the West Wing episode (Season 5 #6) titled Disaster Relief to demonstrate how a President can get in the way of good people doing good things.

    • How is he able to do anything without the president there?

      In Louisiana at the moment, I see people being rescued and sheltered. So that’s the primary difference between Katrina and now; people are doing what they need to do.

      The #1 complaint I hear is mostly optics. People complaining the media isn’t paying attention to Louisiana. They’ve got a point.

      So if the primary goal is getting publicity, then, yes, the president should go there. Is that what people need there right now? If so, let’s give ’em some pub.

  • Gary F

    It’s hard to have spunk when we were lied to repetitively about how the payment to Iran wasn’t ransom, and now admit it is. Or how the media refuses to make this a story. Oh, can you imagine the outrage if a republican did that.

    That’s the problem young lady.

  • Gary F

    Do you think her parents got to keep their health insurance policy if they wanted to keep it?