Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's signature carries a lot of weight. It authorizes military action, compels leaders and can spend billions of dollars with a brush stroke. But it can also get little girls out of school.
Obama this week authorized 5 year-old Alanah Poullard to miss class, writing her a school excuse note, according to a tweet Thursday night from White House photographer Pete Souza.
Poullard is the daughter of a wounded warrior who was visiting the president, Souza wrote.
It's unclear exactly what Obama wrote on the note.
Pres Obama writes school excuse note for Alanah Poullard, 5, daughter of wounded warrior in East Room today pic.twitter.com/Rznz9J7OcL
— petesouza (@petesouza) September 20, 2013