PRESIDENT OBAMA WRITES AN EXCUSE FOR A
"I am fortunate enough to be here with my 10-year-old
daughter, who is missing her last day of school for this. I hope she
doesn't get in trouble," Corpus told the president.
"Oh, no," replied President Obama.
"Yes," came the reply.
"Do you need me to write a note?" asked the president.
"I'll take you up on that, actually, Mr. President."
"All right. Go ahead. I'll start writing it now," replied Obama. "What's
"John Corpus," replied the father.
"No, her," Obama corrected him.
Corpus then tried to pose his question at the town hall meeting in Green
Bay, when Obama interrupted him, saying "No, no, I'm serious. What's your
"Her name is Kennedy," the bemused Corpus said. "Kennedy. All right.
That's a cool name," replied Obama.
A few minutes later Kennedy made her way through the crowd to receive her
note from Obama written as the president was listening to her father's
question about healthcare reform.