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June 25, 2009


Yes & Nays, Washington Examiner - Don't be surprised if you see Nick Jonas' name on the ballot in 2040 - that's the year he's planning to run for president. Yes, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers is still too young to vote, but he already has his sights set on the highest office in the nation.

"It feels good, it feels right," Jonas told Yeas & Nays about his time in Washington, specially referencing his trip to the White House where he met with President Barack Obama.

Jonas' official merchandise Web site sells bumper stickers that read "Jonas 2040," and he told us that he spends a lot of time reading up on the presidents.

"I've read a couple biographies, but I'm more into books with quotes, things that [presidents] said that are really powerful. [I] just like looking back on some amazing men," he said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This boy has a lot of confidence in his shelf life as a celebrity.

Still, he does seem like a natural degeneration from Obama.

June 25, 2009 4:15 PM  
Anonymous read with your kids said...

One big reason politics in America is so utterly detached from reality: we teach every child in every grade the history of the presidents - while ignoring/hiding the history of the sacrifices and struggles of the Working People who built the country.

If only Howard Zinn's People's History was read and taught in our classrooms (and Eugene Debs' biography and Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward and Equality), we'd have coming generations equipped with enough proper skepticism to sail us back to the wharf of reality.

Parents should teach from these books at home where schools ignore them.

June 26, 2009 10:41 AM  

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