Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kids' letters to Obama

Children at 826 Valencia, an after school tutoring program, were asked to write letters to President Obama. The resulting letters were sweet, touching, and often hilarious, and are now featured in a book (sales profits go towards the tutoring organization).

Read a bunch of them here on McSweeney's or check out the New York Times article.

Here are some of my favorites:

Dear President/Mr. Obama,
The best thing about living in the White House would be running around like a maniac. The thing I would like least is the work.
— Holly Wong, age 9, San Francisco

Dear President Obama,
I want to tell you hi. Do you work with Santa Claus? Can I meet you in your house? Can I say bye to you after I meet you? And then can I meet you again? And then again after that?
- Sergio Magana, age 5, San Francisco

Dear President Obama,
Could you help my family to get housecleaning jobs? I hope you will be a great president. If I were president, I would help all nations, even Hawaii. President Obama, I think you could help the world.
— Chad Timsing, age 9, Los Angeles

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