Picture of the week
March 10th, 2011
02:28 PM ET

Picture of the week

Chip Somodevilla of Getty Images captured this shot during President Obama's opening remarks at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention.  In the back row, Laura and Kirk Smalley weep while listening to the president talk about their son, 11-year-old Ty Field, who shot himself after being bullied at school and being suspended because of a fight with a bully.

President Obama acknowledged the Smalley's and other families who have endured similar tragedies.

"No family should have to go through what these families have gone through," President Obama read from the teleprompter.  "No child should feel that alone. We’ve got to make sure our young people know that if they’re in trouble, there are caring adults who can help and young adults that can help; that even if they’re having a tough time, they’re going to get through it, and there’s a whole world full of possibility waiting for them."


soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Matt -- Cle Elum, WA

    If we have available energy resources in our own country that could benefit and stablize our economy, why are we apparently so reluctant to use them - a move that would lessen our dependence on foreign Arab nations?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  2. Jay in NC

    When a president, no, a father of two girls, can not express from the heart a true emotion about a dead child, we are lost as a nation. Barry's nicotine-like addiction to the teleprompter is an embarrassment.

    I have to ask; who is this fool of a president we elected? I am afraid the answer is something like this...Barry is an insincere, elitist snob, incapable of connecting with humans. His blatant deficit in emotional response should have us questioning whether he is amoral or, perhaps, suffering from schizophrenia.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm |