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12 Year Old To Give Democratic Radio Address

ABC News:

ABC News’ Lindsey Ellerson Reports: To pressure President Bush not to veto Senate-passed legislation that would extend a federal children’s health insurance plan, Senate democrats have asked 12-year-old Graeme Frost — who benefited from the program while recovering from a severe car accident — to deliver the weekly radio address.
“One of the pleasures that the speaker and I have is that we submit who is going to give the radio address following the president,” said Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid Friday during a ceremony on Capitol Hill. “We decided that we wanted this week to have a real heavy-weight. And that’s why this week we have 12-year-old Graeme with us.”
In the radio address, Graeme asks why President Bush wants to “stop” the program.
“I don’t know why President Bush wants to stop kids who really need help from getting SCHIP,” Graeme will say in the Saturday radio address, according to a transcript released Friday. “All I know, is that I have some really good doctors that took care of me when I was sick and I’m glad I could because of the children’s health program. I just hope the president will listen to my story and help other kids be as lucky as me.”

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