It should probably come as no surprise that Joe Biden can connect with a seven year-old kid. None whatsoever.
That said, a seven year-old from Wisconsin recently came up with a brilliant idea after the Newtown shootings: create guns that only shoot bullets made of chocolate. Joe Biden liked the idea — probably because he wants to eat all of the chocolate bullets — so he wrote the kid a note to tell him so.
Reports the Green Bay Press Gazette:
The student, Myles, wrote to Biden, President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore several months ago. It was after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and gun violence was in the news. Myles had been having lunch with the school’s reading specialist, Barbara Rankin, when he told her he had an idea.
“He said if we have chocolate bullets, nobody would get hurt and nobody would be sad,” Rankin said. “I’m going to start crying again because he was so insightful.”
Rankin told Myles it was a good idea and that they should share it with people who could do something about the problem. They received a response a few weeks ago from Moore, but it was a form letter with a quick, personal note jotted at the bottom.
Then an envelope from Biden’s office arrived Monday at the school office.
In case you can’t read Biden’s chicken-scratch, here’s the text of the letter…
I’m sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.
You are a good boy,
I so want Joe Biden to write me a letter saying I’m a “good boy.” That would be awesome.