Politicians reading children's books

Updated 2:20 PM ET, Wed September 25, 2013
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reads Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" on the Senate floor on Tuesday, September 24, during his 21-plus-hour speech given in an attempt to defund Obamacare. Click through to see other politicians who have read children's books. Senate TV
President George H.W. Bush reads "A Child's Garden of Verses" at Zachary Taylor Elementary School, in Arlington, Virginia, in 1991. Cynthia Johnson//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
President Bill Clinton reads "The Night Before Christmas" to local elementary school children in December 1999 at the White House. MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images
President George W. Bush participates in a reading of "The Pet Goat" the morning of September 11, 2001, at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Eric Draper/George W. Bush Presidential Library
Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, reads a story about the Itsy Bitsy Spider while visiting the Stockton Child Parent Center in Chicago in March 2002. Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, reads "My Fire Engine" to a group of children from YDI Pedro Baca Head Start Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in September 2003. Rick Scibelli/Getty Images
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" to children at the Krieger Center in Los Angeles in May 2007. J. Emilio Flores/Getty Images
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reads to children during NBC's "Today Show" kickoff of Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign in Rockefeller Plaza in September 2007. Brad Barket/Getty Images
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani reads a Christmas story to children at the Hale Learning Center in December 2007. Stephen Chernin/Getty Images
Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minnesota, reads "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" in Washington in October 2009. Paul Morigi/Images for Jumpstart/Getty Images
President Barack Obama reads "The Night Before Christmas" to second-graders at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, in December 2010. Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reads a book about earthquakes to third-grade students at William L. Cobb Elementary School as they participate in the "Great California ShakeOut" earthquake drill in October 2011. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images