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Teen meets President Bush during his stop in Utah



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Courtney Orton reportingPresident Bush's national approval rating might be at an all time low, but a Utah teen has never liked him more. Brigham Larkin got to be an "insider" at the president's first stop today, and he stopped by KSL Broadcast House before his special meeting to give us a preview.

Brigham has Down syndrome, but it hasn't stopped him from being Layton High School's homecoming king, or from singing the national anthem in front of his school at a Salt Lake Bees game, or from being patriotic. "I love this country!" he said.

It definitely won't stop him from meeting the president. Brigham and his dad, Jay, were invited to the fundraiser by Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

"He called and said he'd made arrangements for Brigham to meet the president; and when I called Brigham he, I literally thought he was going to faint. He's been wanting this his entire life," Jay said.

Teen meets President Bush during his stop in Utah

Brigham has even planned out what he's going to say to President Bush. "I'm going to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I love this country you have, and I really love the White House," he said.

"Our next stop is the White House, hopefully," Jay said. If Brigham had his way, that would be as President Larkin. He's even got the charisma to be a politician.

Brigham graduates from Layton High School tomorrow. He told us this was the best graduation gift and one he'll remember forever and ever.

E-mail: corton@ksl.com

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