Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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'Pet Goat' Listeners Speak Out

The children to whom George W. Bush was reading The Pet Goat when he first got word of the 9/11 attacks: where are they now? They're right here. Also, they're 16, which… man.

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keisertroll (#1,117)

I was seventeen and reading a Pablo Neruda poem about a dog.

Also, minutes before we were discussing in journalism class what made for an important news story. Who said irony died on that fateful day?

HiredGoons (#603)

"There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than… President George W. Bush…reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Florida."

FIXED.

KenWheaton (#401)

"Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about."

Well, maybe YOUR seven-year-old…

deepomega (#1,720)

@KenWheaton: Having met several seven-year-olds, I think we should reinstate the draft.

roboloki (#1,724)

thank you for getting the title right.

ogradybt (#3,914)

Wow, it turns out I don't care what those kids have to say.

jasmine9899 (#11,689)

nice! :)

KarenUhOh (#19)

Muslims eat goats.

stinapag (#10,293)

I knew someone would get around to this story sooner or later.

Keith Kisser (#9,714)

The president's job isn't to calm toddlers down when things get weird. That's the VPs job. Of course, that would have meant exposing children to Dick Cheney, so it would have been a lose/lose situation all around for those kids.

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