Wednesday, October 29, 2008

mini pundits

Our elementary school is having mock elections this week, which led to a very earnest political conversation in the back of the station wagon on the way to cub scouts. Here are some snippets:

" A. says John McCain is an old ugly guy."

"Yeah, well Obama is a big fat liar."

"McCain's vice president told everyone to murder Obama. They said so on the news" (I had to set that one straight right away).

"That other lady, not McCain's vice president. She was a big fat liar. But she's out of the race, so who cares?"

"I am totally voting for McCain because he's the nicest."

"Obama is going to make us go to school on Saturday!"

"McCain wants us all to be smarter so he's going to make us go to school for like one extra hour a day."

"In Newsweek magazine they had a picture of Obama and he was red and McCain and he was blue and it said 'Mr. Hot and Mr. Cool.'"

(and from the 6 year old) "Yeah, McCain is going to make us stay at school for like lots of extra minutes and then we will be there all day and never even go home."

So watch out, America. Sounds like either candidate has a nefarious plan in place to keep kids in school for like, waaaay more time than they spend there now. That's why I'm voting for Bob Barr.


pianogal said...

Too funny. Our school is doing th mock election thing too, so I overhear similar political "observations" from our boys, like how Obama is the best choice because they always win at "Presidential Paintball" (a computer game someone at school found) when they choose Obama for the player.

Meredith said...

That is hilarious. My boys are really into this election as well. They loved watching the debates! Matt's brother was in town this week, and while eating dinner Mitchell turned to him and said "So would you like to talk about politics? Have you voted yet? Who did you vote for?" He can't wait for election day.

Patty O. said...

That is funny. It reminds me of some comments some kids from Church have been making. One 11-year-old boy told me he was voting for McCain because he is a Republican. I asked him what that meant and he said, "I don't know, you will have to ask my dad about that." Another boy informed me that everyone in our church should be voting for McCain "unless they are a new member or something." Makes me want to be a fly on the wall in their homes and listen to their fmaily talks about politics.