People always say the news just shows blood and guts. The old phrase goes, “If it bleeds, it leads.”

Well, I was watching Fox 5 San Diego last night and saw the most adorable girl. She was 5-year-old Alanah Poullard. She was visiting the White House last week with her father, a wounded serviceman. There were other veteran families there as well.

White House photographer Pete Souza caught the moment on film where Alanah ran up to President Obama and asked if he’d write her a note for missing kindergarten to be there. He laughed and grabbed a note pad, and wrote the excuse.

Something tells me Obama knows a little about autograph and memorabilia collecting because he told her, “Now…don’t give this to your teacher. Just show it to her.”

Mr. Poullard said on the news that it probably won’t really hit her for another 10 years.

What surprised me is that this isn’t the first time the President has written an excuse note for a student. In June of 2009, during a Wisconsin town hall, he wrote a note for 10-year-old Kennedy Corpus. He was missing the last day of 4th grade. Obama promptly wrote “To Kennedy’s teacher – Please excuse Kennedy’s absence. She’s with me.”

It was signed, “Barrack Obama.”

Exactly three years later, an 11-year-old was given a similar handwritten note (that was signed “Barrack Obama, president”.

I’m guessing a meeting with the President sure beats telling the teacher, “The dog ate my homework.”

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Tags: Excuse note from President, President Obama, White House, wounded servicemen

Comment by Chad B on September 23, 2013 at 11:10am

Very cute picture. She'll be a member here in 10 years.

Comment by Robert Babb on September 23, 2013 at 4:41pm

awsome story josh!

Comment by GraphingMlb on September 23, 2013 at 5:54pm

you know as much as I do not Agree with his Policy for a young child to have that moment with the leader of our country that is friggin cool

Comment by Brandon Mysinger on September 23, 2013 at 6:13pm


Comment by GraphingMlb on September 23, 2013 at 6:23pm

we all know its Pandering to the Camera but that little girl doesnt know it

Comment by Peter Lougheed on September 23, 2013 at 8:06pm

Am I missing something...the note says please excuse "Tyler", not Alanah.

Comment by Xwiesy on September 25, 2013 at 3:23pm
Oh yes , pathetic lol.... how awful of him!


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