|Now, many in the audience at today’s town hall meeting were excited to
be in the same room with President Obama and one 10-year-old girl who was
there with her father got some special recognition from the President.
Pretty special day for her. Fox 11’s Becky DeVries is live in our Fox 11
News and Contents Center. Becky was at the event today and talked with
that 10-year-old, along with quite a few other people who were there as
well. That’s right, Michelle. Some people have had a pretty long day today...a
lot of people hitting the road by 6 or 7 o’clock this morning to be ready
and waiting for the President at noon...but many say it was worth it. We
have Multiple Views. My name is John Corpus…John Corpus was the second
person to ask President Obama a question, and he got more than just an
answer. Do you need me to write a note? Corpus explained to the President
he was there with his 10-year-old daughter, Kennedy, who was missing school.
-Now, what’s your name?
-The President then gave Kennedy a note...
-Here you go, Kennedy...excusing her absence from her last day of fourth grade at Aldo Leopold Community School in Green Bay. It says, to Kennedy's teacher, please excuse Kennedy’s absence. She’s with me. Barack Obama. Kennedy and her dad both thought the President was kidding when he asked if he should write a note...but now, she has a priceless souvenir.
-Really cool and awesome. It’s like, the best thing, ever.
-The President also recognized another youngster during his speech.
-Hey buddy. My guy, in the cap. He was waving at me.
-His guy is this guy: 2-year-old Grant Perry.
-I thought it was very cool but I’m a little embarrassed.
‘Cause he was making some noise, I was like, Ohh! but it’s hard to keep a 2-year-old quiet. But, not everyone with a ticket got in. Oh, I’m actually really bummed, ‘cause I was super excited...‘cause I found out last night at, like even though I applied for mine Tuesday, I think. So, I was really just super excited to go and then, it was just really disappointing when I got to the corner...Ronnie Santiago had a ticket and said it was easier for her to walk to the event rather than take a shuttle bus. But, she says about an hour-and-a-half before the event, she couldn’t get close to the school. But those who did get in were glad to see President Barack Obama, even if they did not get a special note or a greeting from him. It was amazing. The President did a wonderful job of telling – talking to us about health care and his vision and it – it was a wonderful event. And Kennedy Corpus, who got the note from the President, says she will not be giving it to her teacher. The teacher will be given a copy. Kennedy plans to frame it along with her ticket. Also, Kennedy and her dad are scheduled to be on Good Day, Wisconsin tomorrow morning in the 8 o’clock up...