After a tough sequester battle all week in the halls of Congress, Rep. George Miller took Friday to read a Dr. Seuss book to a far more receptive audience--the students of Springhill Elementary in Lafayette.
Miller was participating in the annual Read Across America Day, and he would read passages from the book, then pause and ask students to discuss what they had just read. He also asked them to consider what they would do if the Lamorinda community had no trees. 'The Lorax' is a tale of a cranky creature disturbed by the state of ecology.
Miller said between classes that he enjoyed reading to the students, and engaging their imaginations and problem-solving skills. He said all this wearing a hat that was made famous from the Dr. Seuss 'Cat in the Hat' series.
It might have been effective headgear during the sequester debate, but Miller didn't discuss that issue on Friday.