Obama grants presidential pardon to hooky-playing Minnesota fifth-grader
|Obama giving wide-eyed Tyler his presidential pardon.|
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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