Dr. Seuss Was Right, April 23, 2015

Three times a year, the President gets to chat with interns and answer their questions. Here’s a moment from one of those Q&A sessions, just in time to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday:

Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss. It’s like the Star-Belly Sneetches, you know? We’re all the same, so why would we treat somebody differently just because they don’t have a star on their belly? If I think about responsibility I think about Horton sitting on the egg up in the tree, while Lazy Mayzie’s flying off, doing whatever she wants. You know what I mean? All I’m saying is that as you get older what you will find is that the homespun basic virtues that your Mom, your Dad, or folks you care about or admire, taught you — about hard work, being responsible, being kind, giving something back, being useful, working as a team…turns out that’s all true.

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3/1/16: White House Press Briefing

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