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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.”

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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Gregory Malkiewicz

    Hmm, I wonder if I can claim any of these kids as depends ? Wait I forgot, I don't pay my taxes!

    August 11, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  2. Rahel, Mequon Wisconsin

    see kids if a duck can become president u can to

    August 11, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  3. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    You want me to tell you the story about the President who had to Duck to avoid being hit with a shoe !

    August 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  4. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    Yes Children the last President did have to Duck to avoid the shoe being thrown but thats a different story !

    August 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm |
  5. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    ". . . . . the money vanished, pink slips were handed out and the little duck schools became over crowded but somehow they lived happily ever after !"

    August 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  6. William Blake Dallas, TX

    Raises hand and states, "Mr. Chief of Staff, sir, what you're reading isn't really an allegory."

    August 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  7. Kimberly G - Superior Township MI

    "Nap for President?" No, I'm quite sure we'd never see that! But go ahead - take one!

    August 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm |
  8. Michael, califonia

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel tells kids

    And this duck is sick if you want him to be better tell your parents to stop yelling at the townhall

    August 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  9. Roland

    ...my advice to the President this morning was have your ducks in one line....

    August 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  10. Ralph Feinberg MA

    yes they promise and promise to get the job,and then it all becomes FOWL.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  11. Janis - Oklahoma

    "and then duck mailed a dead fish to his opponent"

    August 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  12. steve harris, newfoundland canada

    And then Hilary said ‘I don’t need to ask my husband about his opinion.’.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  13. Kent - Weston MA

    And you see, the government healthcare plan is only one of the options.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  14. jd

    Wait, you want to know how my wife would read this? My wife isn't the White House chief of staff, I am!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  15. steve harris

    And then Hilary said 'I don't need to ask my husband about his opinion.'.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  16. Janis - Oklahoma

    "and then the shark eats nemo and spits him into tiny little bits"

    August 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  17. Tiffany Orlando, Fl

    Afterwards, Rahm Emanual read the book's sequel titled " Everybody Duck!" in which the vice president duck accidently shoots his friend while hunting near Camp David.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  18. Jeff DeZiel, Minneapolis MN

    "Okay kids, speak up now if you know how we can create more jobs."

    August 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  19. Ted, Aiken, SC

    Listen to me kids, this is the same reaction I get from the President.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  20. Jan from Wood Dale IL

    Rahm Emanuel addresses the White House press corp.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  21. JC- Los Angeles

    "And this right here, is a copy of the bill your generation is going to have to pay."

    August 11, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  22. Jan from Wood Dale IL

    Story time for the Obama administration staffers.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  23. eddy toronto canada

    "Please, kids, turn off your I Pods and cell phones"

    August 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  24. William Kelling Dallas, TX

    During a dramatic reading of "Duck for President" by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanual, several of the elementary school students begin to realize that life often imitates art. 🙁

    August 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  25. Greg, Austin Tx

    Holy MACKEREL, these kids will believe anything! I sure wish the Senate was this easy to control.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  26. Yolanda Seattle, WA

    "Of course a duck can be President - there are already a lot of quacks in the White House!"

    August 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  27. Michael Rovaris, Colorado Springs

    Yes, an extended nap time is a part of the health care reform plan

    August 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  28. Cara

    Maybe your mother shouts at town hall meetings, but here we raise our hands to ask questions.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:37 pm |
  29. eddy toronto canada

    "and now.. the fun quiz: who want's to stand up and spell 'allegory' backwards?"

    August 11, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  30. Rahel, Mequon Wisconsin

    see kids if a duck can become president you can too

    August 11, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  31. Nate - Pasadena, CA

    Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, Americans believed that as long as people were employed, they would have health insurance.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm |
  32. Rahel from Mequon, Wis.

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel does his best Dick Cheney impersonation, scaring a group of preschoolers, to the delight of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "Um, Rahm, that's 'Duck' For President."

    August 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm |
  33. Nate - Pasadena, CA

    Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, we believed that as long as people were employed, they would have health insurance.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  34. eddy toronto canada

    After losing the crowds attention, Rahm skillfully turns 5 pages at once.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  35. Audrey from San Jose, CA

    Rahm Emanuel teaches kids about health care by reading them a story about quacks.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  36. Robert

    Arne Duncan (thinking): Shut up already, Rahm. Most of these kids never heard of Brown v.. Board of Education. And, for crying out loud, what does "Duck for President" have to do with Plessy v. Ferguson?

    August 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  37. Jason K. Dallas, TX

    Mr. Emmanuel subversively suggests to a group of elementary school children that a duck will be elected as President of the United States before a woman.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  38. Audrey from San Jose, CA

    Don't be afraid- Rahm's face is always like that.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm |
  39. James V. from Toronto

    There's nothing to look at, children. It's just Senator Alan Specter conducting a townhall meeting back there.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  40. Tasha Boone

    Pssst. Hey kids... Don't tell anyone, but Laura Bush read this same book at the '07 Easter egg roll and completely screwed up the ending... Running a country IS fun, "they" just didn't do it right.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  41. Kelly Swanson- Harrisburg, PA

    No, the duck is NOT lame, he hasn't even served one term yet!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  42. Jean (Clarksburg, Maryland)

    ...see guys....and the President made a big sign saying "NO QUACK QUACK IN THE OVAL OFFICE" and taped it right here for the duck to see: that's how the "DUCK TAPE" came around!!!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  43. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    Reading to children is a lot more fun than reading to members of Congress, because the children pay attention and understand!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  44. Gilbert Van Ruitenburg

    Rahm shows the kids on the new bombs that the president is planning on dropping, including the H-bomb, and the F-bomb.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  45. Kelly Swanson- Harrisburg, PA

    Must... not ... swear... oh crap, this is tough...

    August 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  46. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    Before reading commences, Rahm clearly explains that HE is Chief of Staff and there will be NO questions taken from any students today!

    August 11, 2009 at 7:18 pm |
  47. Kelly Swanson- Harrisburg, PA

    Yes, you can run for president when you grow up – just make sure your folks have a copy of your birth certificate in a safe place.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm |
  48. Robert

    Student: Miss Barnes, why are you turning away from Mr. Emanuel in that way? Did he forget to use deodorant?

    August 11, 2009 at 7:16 pm |
  49. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    Brangelina drop their kids off at Rahm's house for the day so they can spend some quality time together.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  50. James V. from Toronto

    W/H Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel realizes it's not a good idea to hold the Reading to the Top event so close to Senator Alan Spector's townhall meeting.

    August 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm |
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