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August 11th, 2009
05:01 PM ET

Beat 360° 8/11/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel reads 'Duck for President,' by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, to students from Raymond and C.W. Harris Elementary schools during a Reading to the Top event with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes at the Department of Education.

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Ric Ward

The administration's new strategy on health care town hall forums.

Viewer:

Bob, Massillon, OH

“And this, kiddies, is the new health reform bill you’ll be paying for the rest of your lives. And don’t forget Social Security will be broke too.”

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Nicole, Meteghan, Nova Scotia

    OK, the President may have reason to be peeved at me and not bring me to Mexico, but this is just cruel.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm |
  2. Robert

    Rahm Emanuel: This is a picture of President Obama when he was your ages, and his classmates at the school he attended in Indonesia. He was in that country on a foreign exchange program.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm |
  3. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    There are no blue ducks or red ducks anymore, boys and girls. They are all red, white and blue ducks! And any duck can become President!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  4. Nate - Pasadena, CA

    Rham Emanuel makes sure Republicans can comprehend the new informational pamphlet on health reform.

    (Please delete my previous posts, I didn't include my city and state)

    August 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm |
  5. Erika Head

    Oh my God, which little duck has stinkies.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  6. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    I would much rather compete against members of Congress on 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader', than this group. I would have a much better chance of winning!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  7. James V. from Toronto

    Hello, children. Today I will be "channeling" Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Hello children, over here now.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  8. Nathan Roxas

    Rham Emanuel makes sure Republicans can comprehend the new informational pamphlet on Health Reform

    August 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  9. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    These guys understand what I say much easier than Congress members do! Wonder if we could switch the two groups....

    August 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  10. Joseph Murphy of San Francisco, CA

    The next kid who makes a crack about quacks running health care won't get a snack.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  11. Rebecca, Hartsville, SC

    Hey kid! Watch your mouth! This isn't a town hall meeting!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  12. Erin, HI

    Young Town Hall participants engage democracy by demonstrating the right to ignore.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  13. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Ducky Lucky – President
    Foxy Loxy – First Lady
    Turkey Lurkey – Vice President
    Henny Penny – Dept. Of State
    Cocky Locky – Dept. Of Treasury
    Chicken Lickin – Dept. Of Defense
    Goosey Loosey – Dept. Of Interior

    August 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  14. Tamara from CO

    Start paying attention and looking happy or I'll read a second one.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  15. James V. from Toronto

    This man is boring... It's more interesting looking at the Canadian geese pooping on the lawn back there.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  16. Christine

    Hey kid, you lookin' at me?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  17. Christine

    You're going to listen to this story and you're going to like it, right kids?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  18. Nathan Roxas

    Rham Emanuel debuts the official White House Informational Pamphlet on Health Care Reform for Republicans. The new pamphlet is aimed exclusively at republicans and their level of understanding.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  19. A.G. Ali

    He's the busiest man at the White House. Does he do windows too?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  20. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    I wish Congress listened this well when I talk!!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm |
  21. Patrick Walsh

    Mr. Duck became President fought the terrible Witch of Pessimism and secured Healthcare for all in the Land and they lived happily ever after. Rahm Emanuel wishing most town hall meetings were this pleasant.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  22. Robert

    This is too much fun ...

    Crap, is that Sarah Palin over there?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  23. Gary Chandler in Canada

    After reading, I want the same lunch as Obama's daughters!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  24. Robert

    What's that little girl? No, your daddy voted for the Lame Duck.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  25. Ed - Sidney, OH

    AFLAAAAAAAAACK !

    August 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  26. Robert

    Crap, is that Kathy Griffin over there?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  27. Joelle- MS

    Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel takes the time to breed the next generation of political leaders, instilling in them that anyone can become president, even animals.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  28. Robert

    Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was surprised that the school children had not heard of presidential candidate Duck. After all, he was the only relative of Dick Cheney's spared by hunters on their last outing .... unless he loses.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  29. Jesse Dang

    Whatcha talkin’ bout Willis?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  30. Jesse Dang

    Whatch talkin' bout Willis?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  31. eddy toronto canada

    "raise your hand if you know what a book is"

    August 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  32. Robert

    Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel asked aids if the "Duck" had been vetted.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  33. Robert

    Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was confused why the school cafeteria was serving chilled duck for lunch ...

    August 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  34. Ed - Sidney, OH

    And look, on the last page they have a recipe for "Duck A L'Orange."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  35. Robert

    Aflac.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  36. Ed - Sidney, OH

    See duck
    See duck run
    See duck run for president
    The End

    August 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  37. Darryll, Tucson, AZ

    No! The big bad wolf in the book...!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  38. Orla Stuart, Santa Cruz CA

    No, it's not a story about the Aflac duck soaring to new heights!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  39. shelly lewis metuchen nj 08840

    Rahm says its Daffy, but the kid says its Donald. Who do you believe?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  40. Brian (Lakewood, CA)

    Does this look like a town hall meeting on healthcare little girl?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  41. Sheila Stuart, CA

    No, Bobby. the duck didn't duck his duties and resign from office with a year and a half left in his term.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  42. Bob - Massillon, OH

    The Democrats finally find a townhall meeting they can control.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  43. Orla Stuart, Santa Cruz, CA

    Better "Duck" than "Palin" for President!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  44. Jon Darby/Montgomery Alabama

    "No it's not true that there will be duck panels to decide which ones get to see a vet and I'm not here to talk about health care reform so just calm down!"

    August 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  45. Derek - Charleston, WV

    Congress receiving a White House briefing on health care. Only 1,499 pages to go.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  46. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    This story is about the PREVIOUS President, boys and girls. He was about as smart as a duck. President Obama is much smarter than that!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  47. Patrick, Rockville, MD

    To recover the childrens attention, Rahmbo demonstrates how he instructed President Obama to duck potential leather IED's at the increasingly violent healthcare forums.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  48. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    That's also my job description, boys and girls, I duck problems and let the President handle them!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  49. chris glenney, Sarasota, Fl

    Some presidents are ducks and some presidents duck shoes thrown at them

    August 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  50. Bob - Massillon, OH

    "That's right Jimmy...D is for DEFICIT!"

    August 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
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