Bush’s 9/11 Storytime Kids Are Now 16 and Happy Bin Laden’s Dead

The students of Sandra Kay Daniels' 2nd grade class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School, in Sarasota, FL., were accidental footnotes to history - eyewitnesses to President Bush's stunned, seven-minute reaction to the news that the World Trade Center had been struck by hijacked passenger planes on the morning of September 11, 2001. They were too young to fully comprehend what was happening, but not so young as to not figure out that something was very, very wrong. With the bearded bogeyman finally out of the way, Time magazine approached the students - now 16 and 17 (!!!) - for their recollections of that terrible day. [Gawker]

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Ari Schwartz: Dark Lord of the Snark

Man, those poor kids. Not only do they have to remember 9/11, they have to remember it as "the day Bush came to our school."