Saturday, March 21, 2009

Essay Contest Finalist!

Below is the 5th runner-up in the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up essay contest, open to all 10 and 11-year-olds at Chester Arthur Elementary School in Rumblebuck, Pennsylvania. Read on.

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

When I grow up, I don’t want to be a basketball player, a rap star or a celebutante (did I spell that right?). No, I am setting my sights even higher. I want to be the Vice President of the United States!

(My mom says I should start a new paragraph here...) I think it is much easier to become the Vice President of the United States than it is to become the President. First of all, you don’t have to spend a lot of money during the election campaign. In fact, you don’t have to spend anything at all. You just sit there until you get to hook up with a winner—well, at least until the general election. You also get to have debates with the other candidate for Vice President. And let’s face it, no one watches those—so you don’t have to worry if you say something dopey, sweat like a pig or spit while you talk.

The Vice President of the United States also gets to do a lot of cool things. He gets to go to all sorts of places that the President doesn’t have time to visit. He also gets to say nasty things about the President’s enemies in the Congress. The Vice President also gets to break ties in the Senate (I think I would be real good at that—my dad says I am an expert at breaking things). And remember, the Vice President is only one heart-bleep away from the presidency!

So, to sum up in conclusion, I want to study sorta hard in school so that I one day, I can have the chance to become The Vice President of the United States.

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