Obama grants presidential pardon to hooky-playing Minnesota fifth-grader

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Obama giving wide-eyed Tyler his presidential pardon.
After receiving a presidential pardon from Barack Obama, Rochester fifth-grader Tyler Sullivan has a story to tell friends and family for the rest of his life.

Sullivan skipped school Friday to take in the president's address at the Honeywell facility in Chanhassen. His dad gave Obama's official introduction, meaning little Tyler was able to score a pretty sweet front-row spot.

After wrapping up his remarks, the president made his way over to Tyler, observed that he "must be missing school," and then wrote a personal excuse note to Mr. Ackerman, Tyler's fifth-grade teacher.

The note says: "Mr. Ackerman, Please excuse Tyler. He was with me. Barack Obama."

"I was like, 'really?!," Tyler told KARE 11. "I kind of want to brag at school and say, 'look what I got!'"

Will Republicans feign outrage about the president contributing to the decay of Minnesota public schools? Stay tuned.

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Sevendaystillparadise
Sevendaystillparadise

why need a note if his dad is there...obvious set up as his dad gave him permission to miss school not obama.  maybe obama just wanted to reinforce that govt not your parents control you...makes sense from a lib

truckload_bear
truckload_bear

Has to be one of the coolest stories this week. Awesome-sauce for everybody!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

WTH Aaron!? This was a cute little fluff story. Saw the same this morning on Fox 9.. But for some reason they didn't include, "Will Republicans feign outrage about the president contributing to the decay of Minnesota public schools? Stay tuned."If you're going to write Obama press releases, then please apply to ThinkProgress or a similar blog.. Nice way to screw up a generic story by injecting your partisan thoughts into it. (And you'd been doing so much better of late.. )

Love you long time
Love you long time

AR    your story stinks ..  and you will continue to stink until you can write a story that doesnt reek of your hate for Republicans. I don't ever remeber the CP being so full of Liberal bias, as much as it has lately.  Go away

Sojourner
Sojourner

Pretty sure it's just a joke Cin. Life has gotta be tough when you're that uptight.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Wahhhhhhh I'm a Republican victim.   Waaaahhhhhhhh.   Why can't all the media be like Fox News!  Waaaaaaaaah.    Why does the City Pages act like we are unfair and crazy towards the first black President.   Waaaaaaaah.    Why can't they be fair and balanced and tell the real story of the Kenyan born socialist muslim mom hating President.  Waaaaaaaah.  Republicans are so fair and reasonable why can't we just hate gay people, women, and brown people unchallenged Waaaaaaah.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

 I see you're on your usual racist rant.  Both comments were regarding APs political spin on a non-political story. The original story was a non-political one until Aaron decided to make it one.

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